I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Sunday, April 5, 2009

a bad mom

Sometimes I feel like a bad mom. Of course there are times when I lose my temper with the boys, or say "no" to one more story at bedtime. But what mom doesn't periodically do those things? They make me a human, not a bad mom. ... I feel badly that there are things Alex hasn't experienced yet because of my lack of energy over the past couple years. To my knowledge he's never made a snowman, or been to a zoo. And until yesterday, he had never been to story time at a library or book store.

A girlfriend suggested that we meet at Barnes and Noble for Alex and her boys to play at their train table, and of course for us to hang out. Unfortunately I was having a low energy morning, and even the coffee energy (Starbucks - yumm!) didn't last long in my system. So, not too long after she showed up I hit tired. But, Alex had a blast even though I wasn't highly talkative!
But what was even more exciting (for me, anyway), was that they had story time while we were there. Alex loved hearing the two stories - both about bunnies. It is almost Easter, after all!
So, thank you Beth, for helping to make me a better mom. I can now cross something off the long list of things Alex should have experienced by now, but hasn't. Guess sometimes it does take a village (or at least some good friends) to raise a child!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Amen to that. You're welcome. And anytime my friend. We all need each other to get through this mommyhood thing...and Starbuck's of course :).