Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A new start...

So today, I decided that upon all the other crazy things that happens to be going on right now, I would sit down and figure out blogger. As you can see, it has actually happened, and my list of to do items has not been diminished one iota. I mean, I have my priorities in order, right? Blog and then take care of Emma... really, I'm just kidding. But she is at the moment taking all of my movies from under the tv and making a mess. But who am I to say what is or isn't fun for Emma? Only she knows, and since she seems to be content, I will continue on blogging.

It seems to me that my life has basically boiled down to consisting of a couple of things.

1. Cleaning - I feel as though I am constantly picking up toys, wiping up messes, filling and emptying the dishwasher, LAUNDRY and lots of it, dishes, wiping hands, faces, and noses, and just trying to basically keep my household free of disaster. Let me just tell you this is utterly the most tiring job in the world.

2. Compromising - My life has turned into a world of compromise. What I used to take for granted - having time to hang out with my husband, a clean house, eating out... has all been part of becoming a mother. "Us" time (meaning Jon and my time) has been relocated to after Emma goes to bed. Our house isn't always clean. Eating out happens less often.

3. Caretaking - Taking care of my husband and his needs, taking care of Emma and her needs, taking care of Fudge and her needs... lol. My life has boiled down to a list of to do's - shopping, remembering birthdays, nursery (ahhh!), finances, what I call man jobs - getting the car's oil changed, mowing, and vacuuming out the car... the list goes on. I am constantly trying to keep my list updated with everything that has been relegated to what needs to be done to keep our lives in a semblance of order.

While all three of the C's above may sound like complaints - they are mostly there to remind me of how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family. I always knew that life wasn't going to be easy, but being a full-time wife and mother is the hardest, yet most rewarding job I have ever had in my life.

I may not get paid monetarily, but every kiss from my husband and grin from my daughter is more than I could ever ask for. God has truly blessed my life.

Every day that I have that I get a chance of taking care of the needs of Jon and Emma is a wonderful day. To get wet smooches from Emma or to see that silly grin on her face when I do something goofy is the most wonderful feeling in the world. When I get an offer of help from my husband to make my list smaller or to help me out in a small way shows me his love and thanks for what I do.

I have the best job in the world. I pray that I never forget that and that I remember I am the most blessed person in the world.

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