Category Archives: family
Wanted to give a special shout out on the blog today to my parents. Today is their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They’ve raised two daughters and now have 4 granddaughters. It’s pretty incredible that they have made it so many years together. Not surprising as they are extremely devoted to one another and still very much in love. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad, I love you.
Recently, I went to Disney World.One of my favorite moments from my trip was watching the fireworks at Magic Kingdom. Fireworks at Disney are always amazing, but I wasn’t prepared for my heart to be so moved by this show. As I watched, it made me feel like a kid all over again. I loved this show so much because it brought a flood a memories back to me.
The show is called Happily Ever After. It was truly something I will forever remember.
I loved the opening song so much that I bought it on I Tunes. Here is the video of the two singers recording the song.
If you go to Disney World while this show is running, you must see it. It is so worth the crowd. It found a special spot in my heart. If you like Disney music, you need to go on over to I Tunes and buy this song.
If you have ever seen my blog, you may have noticed the icon to the side. Look over there to the right. The Rocket City Bloggers is the one I am referring to. You can learn about this group Right here.
I joined this group awhile back. I have got to attend a couple events. The cool part is that well, they highlight your blog and connect you with other bloggers in the Rocket City. If you are someone you know blogs, or vlogs, hit the admin up and get connected today. You can also find us on Facebook.
Thanks for doing this group. It’s just one more reason that I love the Rocket City.
As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mother. When I first wanted to be a mother, I didn’t realize what it meant. I liked playing with my baby dolls, and taking care of them. I liked feeding them, and listening to them when I pulled their string. I liked changing their clothes and brushing their hair. I even loved changing their diapers.
When I was in my twenties, I met my wonderful husband, and we got married. We were so happy, Six month into to being married, we began to talk about having a baby. I visited my gynecologist. We discussed us having a baby. By this time, I had been on birth control almost a whole year. She said that due to being on birth control that length of time, It might take some time to get pregnant. So nine months into our marriage, I came off of birth control. We were a little surprised that the next month, I was pregnant with our first daughter. The second time we got pregnant, I was on birth control. We quickly became a happy family of four.
Let me say this now, being a mom was way more than all those things I noted above that I practiced with my baby doll’s. There is a lot of work, lot of sacrifice, and lot of patience.
With that being said, outside of being married, having kids is the best decision I ever made. There is no one emotion that can describe the feeling of being a mom. Their is nothing that can truly prepare you for you will experience. I’ve never experienced any other event, or held any other job or responsibility that made me feel the day I became a mother.
When my kids were growing up, I spent as much time as a mother can possible spend with them. I loved having my kids under me. I missed them when they went to school, and I adored our summer vacations. I loved the weekends, and looked forward to participating in anything they did.
Now that they have grown up and graduated college,
I sit and wonder where has the time gone. I miss seeing them on a regular basis. I love social media because it helps tremendously, but nothing replaces the sense of touch. Hugging them and kissing their faces is something I miss.
Although I do miss them, I would never want my feelings to hold them back to doing what they love to do. I am so happy for both of them that they are following their dreams. As a mom, you can’t ask for more than that. Mine was to be a wife,mother, teacher, and an entertainer.
The biggest thing that I’ve learned as a mom is that I don’t appreciate my mom near enough.
She taught me how to be a mother, for that I’m thankful.
Thanks to my children for allowing me to love you.
Thanks to my mother for teaching how to love my children.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom, I love you.
Well, the secret at work must be out. This is me.
The secret must be out at work because on my schedule for next week. It says…
Next Friday will be interesting.
with great distinction (with reference to college degrees and diplomas).
Being a mom is the biggest honor that I’ve ever received.
I don’t talk about this a lot because I try to be sensitive to those women that are friends of mine that have had difficulties having babies. I hope today that you can forgive me if this finds you in a bad place about motherhood.
Back 22 years ago today, I was given a beautiful gift that weighed six pound three ounces. This was the first time that I would become mom.
After coming home from the hospital, I remember the day that everybody left me alone for the first time with this bundle of joy. I just sat and looked at her confused on what I was supposed to do with her.
The moment that I will never forget is the moment that I realized that she was my daughter and that if I wanted to wake her from a nap, or feed her early, or give her a bath that I could. I remember that day that I tried on every outfit that she had hanging in her closet that would fit her.
I realized that with that freedom also came a great responsibility.
With every stage of development of a child comes different joys, and struggles. I didn’t understand that very well at the beginning of motherhood. You think oh we learned to walk, but then reality sets in she’s mobile and can go anywhere.
As a mom I’ve learned that you have to accept whatever comes your way, and you have to navigate through the waters that flow. Sometimes it’s the land of butterflies, and ponies, and mermaids on a rock,
and other times, it’s rain and thunder from the tears they cry.
Regardless of the season, You have to know when to listen, and when to speak. You have to know when to encourage, and when to correct. You have to continually be supportive, and the hardest is when things don’t go as planned,
and when your kids don’t listen to you, you have to be humble and console. Your human nature wants to say I told so, but that will not help the relationship you want so badly.
I still sometimes struggle with making the right decision as a mom even though my kids are grown, but that is just part of the journey.
The flip side of the whole situation is through your victories, and your mistakes, they learn how to navigate the world and deal with people. They learn things like how to be friends with people, how to have discussion without having to be right all the time, that you can love people and not always agree with them, you can trust people, and you can put your heart out there. They also learn thing like people will let you down, people aren’t perfect, and regardless of good or bad, you can get through anything. Through learning all of that they can be assured that whenever one else isn’t there, and they feel alone that mom is only a phone call away. They learn at some point that you are not the enemy, but their biggest cheerleader.
I’ve learned so much about myself, and I wouldn’t have learned these things the way I did had I not become a mom. There are people that don’t have children that have learned things that I will never know. We all have our own path. My path included becoming a mom twice.
Today, I celebrate the birth of my first born who was a gift that I constantly thank God for. She is sassy and strong willed.
She walks to the beat of her own drum.
She is stubborn as they come, but still a blessing beyond measure. I am so thankful to know her. She inspires me daily, and I love her so much.
Happy Birthday baby girl, even thought your far away tonight, you are in heart always. Know that I love watching you chase your dream with dedication and hard work.
I don’t know very many people that work as hard as you do. Thanks for making me a mom.
We are having a contest in our neighborhood for best door decoration. I decided to devour the internet and make a craft. I made a turkey countdown calendar out of felt. Here is how I did it.
A couple of weeks ago was my birthday. My hubby texted me at 4:00 PM this.
I got home around 5:30 packed a small bag of stuff through it in the trunk along with the tent and a sleeping bag and we were heading out without a reservation, without any course of direction and just began to drive. We headed toward Chatanooga. I love this bridge.
As we approached Chattanooga. My hubby and I weren’t tired so we pressed on.
It was a blue moon then, an a beautiful gift to me.
We finally arrived in Murphy, NC around 9:00. There were no hotel rooms in Murphy. So, we continued to the next town, again no rooms. We thought about sleeping in a walmart shopping center, but i was to scared to break rules
So we headed to Ocoee, then the Highlands. Still no rooms.
We ended up deciding on heading to Helen, Ga. 11 hours of driving and a very beautiful, but tiring journey, we found a rest stop. We pulled in to nap at 5:00 AM, only to be awoken by a bigger at 6:30.Am. We pulledinto Unicoi State Park finally at 7:30-8:00 AM. We got a cabin and heade to crash. We stayed three days, two nights. Here are some pics from the weekend.
always a must in Helen, marzipan
A nice couple of folks.