Monday, March 22, 2010


As I sit here on another Monday morning, another weekend just a distant memory. I had so many plans for this past weekend, so many "projects" I wanted to do, and things I wanted to do as a family. But it seems as if I blink and the weekend is gone. Saturday it was absolutely beautiful out and I wanted to go to the Park with Daddy and Liam and possible feed the ducks. But Daddy was off taking care of some other business. O.k. I thought, We still have Sunday. I even got up early on Sunday so I - err rather we, could all take full advantage of the day. Although we did get some projects done, I feel like we didn't spend any time together as a family. Eric was off doing his projects and I went running around with Liam to score some deals at the stores. I wish we went to the park or at least went for a walk. But before we knew it, it was 7:00 at night! Where did the day go?
Life passes us by so quickly. I know at least for me, I need to learn to slow down and enjoy the special moments with my family. It's o.k. to put off laundry another day, it's not going anywhere! I have to learn not to be such a neat freak and to not scowl at whoever leaves their shoes or toys lying around. I need to learn that when my kids leave their toys lying around, that's just them being kids, that's what kids do and as long as they are having fun, that's all that matters. I know that one day my kids will get older and not want me around so I must spend the time with them now to sit on the floor, get messy, play baseball - just be a goofy mom and hang out with them and create special memories with them. And with Eric, it seems like we are two passing ships in the night. By the time he gets home from work, it's dinner time and then he is so tired from working all day he usually hits the couch and his eyes are closed. I want to make it a point to engage in conversation with him when he gets home, give him a hug, a smile..anything but a rundown of how bad MY day was........We do have family dinner and that is a great thing. We all sit around and laugh and talk about our days. Sometimes I wish I could bottle up those times and relish in the memories. I thank God that he has sent Eric into my life and he has blessed me with such a wonderful family. Family is everything and I must remember that. I am going to cherish every second of everyday that God has given me with my loved ones.