A hand to hold …

As of yesterday afternoon my world finally calmed down. Yay! It’s honestly been a whirlwind. A wave of relaxation literally washed over me after my last meeting yesterday. Last night I realized that I’ve been so busy that I hadn’t really even given much thought to my favorite holiday fast approaching. Even after decorating, confirming with George when he would head home and after booking Sid’s flight it still hadn’t hit me. Talk about distracted!

I had big plans today. Plans to nurture myself. THIS is so important. Seriously, we all need to do more of it. But that’s a topic for another day. My day started early with a wonderful carefree run. I prayed. I thought about Thanksgiving. I thought about how blessed we are and how thankful I am. And then it hit me! ALL of my babies will be home. SOON. I was instantly overcome with emotions. I have not been with all four of my kids at the same time since early August. That’s a first. Again, I don’t like it but I wouldn’t want it any other way. They are off living their lives and becoming who they are meant to be. It’s beautiful.

The picture I posted with this blog is quite a few years old but it’s one of my favorites. I’d be lying if I said that I don’t miss those days. I do. They were days when we were all a bit younger and life wasn’t pulling us in so many different directions. I’m not one to want to turn back time, but I do like to look back. It makes me appreciate our togetherness even more now. I love our family history and the memories that we have made. They are, after all, what paved the way to what is our now. Again, it is beautiful. I know that our NOW might not look like our THEN but it still takes my breath away. These incredible souls are my WHY. I am blessed to be their mom. So so so blessed. And I am grateful that regardless of how much time passes or the distance between them, that they will always have each other to walk through life with. As an only child I wanted this for them. No. I needed this for them. And knowing that they have each other fills this mama’s heart with immeasurable peace and joy.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have a hand to hold!!!


Breathing a sigh of relief…

Today I was able to finish up a few things that will allow me to relax after a hectic two weeks. PHEW.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you breathe a sigh of relief!!!

Doubting yourself …

My car needed new breaks and front tires so I scheduled an appointment at the dealership to have it all done for today. I haven’t met a employee at the dealership that I didn’t like. Everyone is great at what they do and I always have a pleasant time when I’m there. Because they SQUEEZED me in for my appointment they weren’t sure if my car would be ready for pickup today or tomorrow so they set me up with a loaner car. Now this is a wonderful service, so I’m not complaining when I say this. But I would think that they would want me in a car with which I am familiar. Not a different car that I have to learn how to use in like four minutes. I am overwhelmed by their trust in me, HA! Judging by how long I sat on the lot in my loaner trying to figure out how to make it GO, I’m pretty sure that they started questioning their judgment.

Well, I hope you hope you all have a day where you don’t doubt yourself!!!