Tuesday, September 8, 2009

To Everything (Turn, Turn Turn)...There is a Season....


(Turn Turn Turn)...


I knew there was a reason that I had this song stuck in my head all the way back from the Shore on Sunday....which by the way....was NOT an even abbreviated....in my wildest dreams....tropical vacation....


Mr Weatherman.....You Lied to me....it was not warm....it was not sunny.....and I think you need to send me the $25.61 in gas it took me to drive there...to find out just how cold and windy the shore really can be....


But alas.....that really isn't the reason behind the byrds song still two days later still resonating in my morning foggy mind....


I woke up this morning...thinking....(I think it was the change in weather that's done it)....WOW...another Summer gone....another Fall Beginning.....


Another Season further away from the Corporate....run run run....life I had before.....


Another Season with my new Stay at home Mommy....run run run....life I have now....


As I lay underneath the down comforter...with 2 out of the three dogs snoring beside me....some ME time before I hear the little Chortle of Pooh in the other room....


I realized I've accomplished a lot in the last few seasons......Some of which include...but are not limited to....


Being able to multi-task while having a 21 lb wiggly toddler strapped to my hip.....a feat my husband still tends to have problems with....(HA)


That my not quite back to pre-baby body....and slightly (ahem)...okay...more than slightly rounder booty....does look good in a pair of jeans.....


(Probably one of the more important).....Taking parenting advice from your parents....is NOT mandatory.....though I'm sure they wish it were....


I've gained Confidence in my own parenting skills....I'm realizing I'm not inept...that somewhere within myself I am getting all this good parenting sense....(see above)


That even staying home....can give me utter fulfillment...and joy....and the same satisfaction as when I was running a $4 million dollar department....who knew?
That I can...with a lot of long nights (thanks USAF for making me a wartime widow for 6 months a year) create my own cottage business....that is beginning to see the beginnings of a strong future....I think Donald Trump Said....you have to LOVE what you do to be a success. Well I love being a mom....love baby things....and love being creative....with that mantra...how can I fail?


Another Season.....Another leg of the journey.....this one is always one of my faves....full of Hayrides....Pumpkin Picking.....silly Costumes......Daddy will Actually be Home.....


Oh but did I mention....he's deploying on Christmas Eve......Such is the Military life.....Hey...A)We'll just celebrate a day early....and B) at least I got more than 2 weeks notice this time!.....


Little Blessings......

10 comments:

Loukia said...

Aww, great post and you said it so well. A lot has been accomplished and you have a lot to be proud of!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I think I focus a bit too much on the ending of something and not enough on what lessons I have learned and experiences I have encountered along the way to the end.

Sorry to hear that Juice is leaving at Christmas time:(

MrsM said...

Thanks for sharing your reflections with us. It seems like you have a lot to be proud of! Sorry that your husband has to leave on Christmas though =(

This Mama Rocks said...

Cute Blog! I love the naked in the sprinkler post. I am also a first time mom. I found you on SITS. I just launched a blog for moms a couple weeks ago. You should come by and check it out.

This Mama Rocks said...

ok so I am so tired I can't even think straight today, lol. I was going to ask if you wanted to do a button swap :)

Amanda said...

I love fall, too! I can't stop thinking about it lately.

This was a really lovely post. I love just sitting back and observing the journey that is life in all the little things. I'm glad everything is going so wonderfully for you.

I wish your husband a safe and speedy deployment.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and leaving a sweet birthday greeting for me!!

This is a great post. So sorry about your man leaving right in the holidays!

Michaela said...

I love that song and have it stuck in my head now =) The fall is my favorite season too and I can't wait for the leaves to start changing.
You have gotten so much accomplished, you really should be very proud of yourself!
Sorry to hear that Juice will be leaving Christmas.

Michelle said...

I love your positive attitude and lessons learned.

We were hoping to make it to the beach one last time but not sure if that will happen. The weather may be a little too brisk for this mama. July and August are definitely prime beach months in Maryland.

leigh said...

What a thoughtful post. It's nice to have a momet of reflection and see that your life is actually really great.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog and congratulating me on my award. So sweet of you to check in.

XO
Leigh