Monday, May 17, 2010

The lazy days of May

I wish there were some lazy days in May! This mama needs a break! We just got through our busiest weekend in May, complete with a slumber party and anniversary. This year my dear daughter turned the big 8!!!
Here she is being pounced on by her sleepover mates.. She really did have a fabulous birthday and she's very blessed to have such good friends. Her brother was even super-sweet to her all day and had fun with all the girls, too!

On Saturday, hubby and I celebrated 11 years of blissful marriage! Ok, so we are not always blissful (let's be real, folks...that is the name of the blog after all), but we are very fortunate to have one another and we are lucky to have a very loving marriage. He's even so supportive of me that when I mentioned that I'd like to go on an 8-mile training walk that day, he sprayed my back with sunscreen and shooed me out the door! Must be luv. We did enjoy an evening out and we tried The Melting Pot for the first time. It was fabulous, and I'm glad we hadn't planned anything for after dinner because we were there for 3 hours! It was a very relaxing and enjoyable date. And in keeping with our un-romantic theme for anniversary gifts, we decided to get each other a new printer. I know, I know, it's not nearly as romantic as getting each other a will a few years ago, but I think it's a close second. The great part is that we are both perfectly okay with this arrangement. We are still as crazy about each other now as these kids are about trading Silly Bandz:

Happy May!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

More pink stuff!

My team for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Atlanta is named Pink for Life, and we have recently grown to 8 members! We have some really cool items for sale here if you'd like to check it out. You can get your t-shirt, beach tote, and mug all at the same place just in time for summer! If you'd like to help me reach my goal of $2500 then you can always click that link over there========> to make a donation! As the weather warms up, the miles grow long. I'm blessed to have other women on my team who are as crazy dedicated as I am. Together, we can make a huge impact on the lives of people with breast cancer!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Time is fleeting

My kids are growing up. If you are a parent, then yours are too. *gasp* When did that happen? And how do I make it stop?
Sometimes I find myself wanting to freeze time, or capture it inside a bottle so I can remember certain moments forever. I know I'm not alone in this, but I have yet to figure out how to do it! Any help here??

Today my son was disappointed about something and began to cry giant crocodile tears. He was pitiful. In those moments, there is not much comfort I can provide other than a big hug. After the ordeal was over, I started analyzing the situation and it struck me that these moments are not going to last much longer. You see, my children are not always going to want to come running to Mommy for a shoulder to cry on or to get comfort from a hug. Particularly my son, I fear. So while I certainly don't wish heartache and despair upon my children, I do embrace those few and fleeting moments in time that they do turn to me. One day, God willing, they will be grown-ups. Unfortunately this also means their heartaches will be bigger. While I pray that they will turn to me or their Dad for a comforting shoulder or a hug, I also understand that this will most likely not always be the case. My true prayer is that they will always know that we will be there for them, and that God will always be there for them as well. While I can provide temporary comfort, God is their ultimate comforter.

So I will take these fleeting moments while they last. I will fully embrace the love that my children show to me on a daily basis. I will (hopefully) teach them how to show comfort to others, and to turn to God for their own comfort.
Today my blessing is being given the awesome responsibility of being a parent to my precious children. What's your blessing?