Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, on this Thanksgiving Day, I have a lot to be thankful for.

I want to thank my husband, Brooke for being the man of my dreams, even during tough times, I know you are doing the best that you can. 

I want to thank my son, Braden for choosing our family to be born to.  Each day I spend with you makes growing older so much more fun.  I learn from you.  I live through you.  I love you.

I want to thank my family for your unconditional support and guidance.  For knowing who I am and accepting me with my flaws.

I want to thank my friends for all that you do, give, and are to us each and every day.  You are my "chosen family" and you mean the world to me.

I want to thank all the people who have helped my family during this past year.  I am blessed with abundance.  I am blessed with love.  I am blessed.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!  May you all be blessed today and every day!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Motherhood Keeps You Busy

It's been 85 days since my husband left for Korea.  85 days Braden has been without his Dad.  85 days I've been without my husband.  85 days Brooke has been without his son.  85 days Brooke has been without his wife.  85 days.

A lot has happened in 85 days.

The end of summer.  Beginning of fall.  A birthday celebration.  An anniversary passed.  Leaves changed.  Weather is cooler.  Holidays approaching.  Life happens.

Albeit, not an easy path, motherhood keeps you busy.  Making the time pass, dare I say, somewhat quickly?

There were days where I honestly didn't know how I would make it to bedtime.  Where my body ached so bad, I was numb all over.  But you go.  You don't stop being a mother, you just go.

And with those tough times, come the moments that remind you how special you are, how important your job is and how well you're doing.

The moments when you cuddle with your son and he says, "Mommy, you make me feel better."  Or you cooked breakfast and he says, "Thank you for making me breakfast, Mommy".  Or he pats you on the shoulder and says, "My mommy is beautiful."

The days pass quickly between the cuddling, giggling, playing, reading, cooking, bathing, and bedtime.  The days pass.  One day becomes two days become three days become four.  Before you know it, it's 85 days and you only have 29 more to go.

This post is for all the mothers who do it alone...  for more than 85 days.  By choice or chance, being a single mother is not easy.