Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter's around the corner, Reflections

With Easter around the corner it's a great time to feel blessed by all that we have in this life.  I have had a pretty rough week, probably just because my level of exhaustion and my husband's insane work levels.  I have been feeling a bit of resentment lately, but that got me thinking.  Well, he got me usual.

I am a 26 year old stay at home mom.  I am feeling a little depressed because I am used to the craziness of law school, the activities that follow and the thoughts of what is to come.  After leaving my most recent part time attorney job (for reasons which we will not speak of here =) ) I almost feel like I am stuck in a rut.  What am I doing?  How am I supposed to do this with two?  Do I want more out of my life.

The truth is, most of us probably think this at one time or another.  I would probably be going through the same thought process if I was working a full time job, coming home to see my son for about 10 minutes before he goes to sleep.  In fact, that is exactly what I was thinking just about 8 months ago.  My husband sat down with me this week telling me how much he misses being able to see our son during the week and what a toll this has been taking on him.  Everytime I complain about how tired I am, or how the week is just dragging and dragging, I am reminded of what others would do to be able to spend their days with their children.  I get to watch my son grow, play, imagine.  He is growing so much every day.  Sure, there are times where I would love just to be in court in a high powered suit, sipping a coffee, preparing for a case.  But sometimes it is best to take a step back and take a look at what we think really matters in life.  Our Blessings.  I will be looking a lot into this in the next couple of weeks, taking a chance to regroup, and I hope that you will all do the same with me.

So, when you are feeling down, just take a second to think of all that we actually have, not what we are missing, or the things that are going wrong in our everyday lives.  Sure it is hard, but in the end those are the things that pick us back up.


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  3. What a great post and a great reminder! I've had a rough week here myself and because of all that sadness, I'm trying to remember to pause and reflect on all the good that I do have in my life.

    Thanks for that reminder!

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  5. Wow I just wrote a post similar to this on my blog I often feel like I am being "left behind" while I stay at home raising the two kids. It can be very draining but like you I have to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to stay home with them and watch them grow. Most moms would love this opportunity. Thanks for coming by our blog. I am now following you!

  6. Hi! I found your blog through Friday Follow! I have similar thoughts about staying home, too. In fact, one of the reasons we decided to homeschool was the lack of time we had with our children. There are time when I think "I need to make more of a contribution to the world..." Then I'm reminded that my children ARE my contribution.

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  8. Easter sort of snuck up on me this year. I am not ready at all. I havent bought anything or planned anything. Really bad!

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