Friday, September 23, 2011

Life As I Know It

I'd like to tell you all I have been galavanting across France, sitting in cafes drinking chilled wine and eating pastries with Mr. ESPN and that is why I haven't blogged in a couple weeks, but no that is not the case.  In reality I have been working, volunteering, chauferring, baking, painting, cooking, making lunches, disciplining and oh yeah sweating (because it is still over a 100 degrees here).  Basically living my life as I know it.  Nothing different from any of you other moms out there ...

But for as tired and worn out as I am, I am thankful I have so much going on and that I really have a very good life with a great family and wonderful friends.  I oftentimes forget this and start to wallow in my own self pity, but then something happens.  For me it happened yesterday when I found out a co-worker lost their FIL.  My co-worker and his wife are my age.  It's sad that it takes an event like that to make me stop and really look around and see how blessed I am. 

So in between the parenting, volunteer meetings, Sunday School teaching, soccer games, dance, fundraisers, work and everything else that seems to run my life these days, I will stop and remember to be grateful for all that I have (even when Bia is throwing her third tantrum of the day and it isn't even 7:00 a.m.).

6 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Love the new header! Good for you for taking a step back.
I try and do that from time to time.

Heather said...

So sad. I had a coworker who had to go to a funeral for a childhood friend this week. They were both 41. So I totally know what you mean about trying to appreciate what you have even when you are dead tired and don't want to deal with ONE MORE thing!

I hope you have a great weekend - wishing you cooler weather and no melt-downs!

starnes family said...

Bia throwing a tantrum? No way. I don't believe it. She's perfect!

Love the new header!

AZCottrell said...

Amen, sister! Been feeling that way myself!

The Lenzers said...

wish we were doing the france thing together! I am behind on blogging myself. sorry about your cowrokers FIL! Miss you cous! want to meet at a spa in AZ?

Megan said...

Always an important reminder.