Yes, Yes .......Two posts in one day.
Today is a rainy, gloomy, cold April day in the Ozarks. It's almost 3 p.m. and I'm still in my pajamas. I really have not done this since the first week we came home from the hospital. I try to take a shower and put on make-up and get dressed every day even I don't go anywhere. But Harper was so sweet and fun this morning and I wanted to spend time with her. She was giggling this morning and it's like the best medicine in the world. I want to eat her up.
And I've gotten a lot done. I have cleaned the whole house. I just finished mopping the floors. I'm baking a pecan pie because my parents are coming over for the day tomorrow and I thought I'd make us lunch and dessert. And now I'm sitting down to look up recipes for salmon to cook for dinner tonight. I have to say - one nice thing about me being home is I really have cooked dinner (and lunch) pretty much every day. We ate out SO much when I worked. It's just so hard to get home at 6 and try to get something cooked - especially when I always had somewhere to go. I like this slowed down life.
Some times it gets a little lonely. Scott is a man of few words and I think I talk his ear off when he gets home each night. Sometimes the days get long. But today I am LOVING my new job. It's the life I have always dreamed of. I knew I should have been born in the 1950's. I just need some pearls and I make a great Mrs. Cleaver. :-)
It's a change......I got up and went to work every day for the last 14 years. It feels strange not to be doing that. But I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. I know staying home is not for every mom and there are lots of moms who would like to but just can't right now. I thank Scott and God every day that I have the chance to do this. Three years ago when we started trying for a family - I would constantly do the math in my head and the numbers just weren't there. I don't think there was any way I could have quit work. But God's timing was perfect for our family and He has provided and I can't stop thanking Him. No matter what your situation - we all do the best we can to be good mothers. It's a hard job no matter how you do it and no way is the "better" way. We all love our children and that's the most important thing.
This blog post was brought to you by this little cupcake napping peacefully in her bouncy seat.
(and before I get a bunch of comments - I know she shouldn't sleep with blankets and she doesn't but she is holding her softy and I'm sitting next to her to know she's okay)