Monday Motivaton or Musings

So, if you are like I have been at most of my jobs, I count the minutes until quitting time! I can’t wait to get out and pick up my kid from school and then be in my digs chillin in my pjs.

But with the countdown comes the reality that the days fly by. Too fast. As I have mentioned, my daughter stayed home with me until 7th grade. So entering as a high school freshman today, this is her 3rd year in school.

I got weepy Saturday, yesterday and today. But I remember some of those ultra long days ahead when she was 4 and I was a single mom and I wondered what we would do all day long.

A few times between then and when she was close to 12, I wanted to make things about me. I needed me time. I would get in these moods, though seldom, but afterwards, I would feel terrible for thinking about me, which I know is silly.

But to be honest with you, in the age of girl’s weekends and mom’s nights out, I am glad my primary focus was her. Because even though I was home with her for a long time and it went at lightning speed.

Yes her messiness drives me mad. As does the chauffeuring after a long work week. But I am treasuring it.i have tried all of these years between my yelling and nagging to spend more time loving and caring. I always take a step back after I go off and think: this too shall pass- both the grievance and the time period, so I have to enjoy her at each stage.

In order to really appreciate and take a deep breath and reflect, I’m going to write every day that she is in school in a journal and give her the opportunity to write something back if she wants to. If she does not write in it, she can at least take in what I hope is imparted wisdom and meditate on the scriptures or quotes that I put in each daily post.

No matter what stage you are in in your life, there is always something to appreciate and enjoy. My motivating words today are to live in the moment and to truly take visual pictures because the memories will always be there but the moments and special experiences will disappear before your eyes.

Love your loved ones and remember to be present with them. That is the best gift that you can give to them and yourself.

What special milestone or achievement or even difficulties are you experiencing now? Remember, there will always be rain and rainbows in every situation…

~simply

Dee

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2 Comments

  1. You are such a great mom! She’s so lucky to have you and I know you feel the same about her.
    I’m struggling with taking in the moments I get with my parents. They are old and my father is sick(but still doing well) and I want to make sure I make the most of time with them but of course all the things that bug us about our parents is still present. Hard to explain what I’m thinking. When I spend time with them, we go about our day to day and then, I’m like, wait…have I talked to my father enough? Have I spent enough quality time with him and having those conversations to learn all I can while I still can? I want to make the most of my time with them but at the same time, I want to relax and enjoy my vacay. Sooo yeah…summers are my favorite time and that’s when I spend the most time with them at the lake. Sad the summer is over! Anyway…see…you got me thinking again!😊

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    1. You are an awesome person and friend so I am sure that you rock as a kid to your parents. The fact that you make time with them and talk with them regularly is great! Many people do not do as much as you do! I know that for sure. Thanks for your compliments about me being a good mom. Sometimes I am selfish and don’t want to deal with the hard stuff and I want to just watch Gilmore Girls. Thanks for reading and commenting. Love ya L

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