Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sometimes It Takes A Village Of Bloggers

I had a good run this morning, a good walk with the pooch, a good Plyo workout with Tony, a productive day at work and it's still mid-day with nothing to do tonight but hang with the family. I HEART days like this.

I'll show you how my day ended last night...
Hope you have a good nite. XOXO Mai

I found this note taped to my dinner plate where Mai had set up a romantic candle lit dinner for us.
I had to move it to the glass before we served up our yummy meal.

Then this morning, my day started with these two notes taped to my monitor...

I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER! I don't deserve her.
...and it is so hard. Harder than I ever thought it could be.

And I had already been thinking about THIS POST and was affected in a very positive way by all of it, but a great bit by this:

"I want nothing more than Peanut to have the same feelings about her childhood that I have of mine. And I don’t recall my mom/dad being on the phone, emailing, texting, putting any “work” over/before family."

...but please go read the whole post~!!!

 AND then I read THIS POST about not being the mother we want to be and was as touched by this Taylor Swift song as Heidi was:

I’m five years old, it’s getting cold, I’ve got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you’re not scared of anything at all
Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I’m thirteen now and don’t know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop ’til I’ve forgotten all their names

I don’t know who I’m gonna talk to now at school
But I know I’m laughing on the car ride home with you
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he’s better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy’s smart and you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn’t know if you knew, so I’m takin’ this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today

BUT please go read Heidi's whole post.

It's so hard being a mom...and you all know it and live it! It's so hard and so worth it and SO HARD...AND SO WORTH IT.

Thanks to these two women who shared so openly how they were feeling in their own motherhood. It helped me today. Sometimes it takes a village to raise your kids...even the virtual village of Blogdom.

1 comment:

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, those little notes are adorable!!!