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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Drinking Coffee, Folding Laundry and Watching TV With My Boy...

Pregnant with Juliana…my hair was super red
No color applied here, all natural

Me with Juliana, getting her ready to to
to her first Nutcracker Ballet 

Growing up I wanted to be a lot of things.  I wanted to be a singer/performer, teacher, a writer, a preacher, an artist…the list goes on but what I wanted the most was to be a wife and a mommy.  Now, I know some may think that is a 1950's answer and I have one thing to say about that…I DON'T CARE! All the other things on my list always took a backseat to being a wife and a mommy.  The other things were there just in case I didn't become a wife and a mommy, they were there to fill my time if life didn't work out the way I wanted it to.

Juliana reading to Henry
"Hello, I am little fish swimming in the sea,
I have lots of fishy friends, come along with me."
His favorite for a YEAR!!
This is on my mind this morning because of what I read on Facebook.  My daughter, Juliana, posted that she was spending her morning drinking coffee, folding clothes, watching Team Umizoomi with her boy.  I have to tell you, I just love that.  Those are the best mornings.  I know she lives for mornings when life slows down and you get to enjoy your baby and your home.  Even doing things like folding laundry becomes a joy and not a drudgery.  It made me think of the mornings in our home in Calvert, all the kids in their jammies, Bo at work, Barney on the TV, a breeze flowing through the windows, and all was right in our little world.  I think I did something right.  Now my little girl is a wife and a mommy.  She is experiencing all the joys of mornings with her baby.  Henry loves books and I love to watch his mommy read to him, over and over and over again. (He gets stuck on one book for a while)

Me as a baby…I think Ronald and Christian
must have injured me on my right eye…
They were not kind then…lol
I pray that you each get to experience a little of your life slowing down.  Do something you love today. Read a book or start a good book.  Go out and take some photos of those you love.  Talk to a friend while drinking your favorite beverage.  Snuggle up against your honey and memorize his/her smell (I like to do this one…it's wonderful).  Look through some old photos and enjoy the memories.  I hope you have a great day full of Blessings.


  1. I object to the injury~!! Great blog! I wish it were still 1950's where all moms could be home with their children if that's what they want to do and be hands on! I don't see a thing wrong with that kind of life :)Love you and at least I'm kind now...well sometimes :)

    1. Yes you are much kinder now. It was just a thought since you guys did like to rough me up a little…lol I love you and our brother. I guess you guys helped make me stronger today.