Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I've always loved that quote, and I hear advice like that all the time. But it's really hard to actually follow. I remember one time I was about 16 months pregnant (ok fine, just 8 months with twins) in the deathly Arizona summer, waddling around Walmart with my whiney, dirty little Clark when an older couple walked by me. I'd seen a lot of looks of pity and I was used to that, but this older lady surprised me with a look of deep, genuine longing. Huh? And a little lightbulb went on in my brain: this is it. This is the best time of my life. I am stressed out and exhausted and pushed to my limits, and sometimes I think "Really? This is it?" And then I try to adjust my perspective and focus on the things that matter a whole lot more than social media or clothes or reality tv and that helps. It's my own little pride cycle and hopefully I'll grow out of it before my kids are in college and I'm kicking myself for not enjoying them more. 

1 comment:

Lari said...

Thank you for being so wise! You teach me lots.