Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Thoughts

When I wrote this post the other day, I was a little bit worried that I might rub people the wrong way. That was absolutely not my intention, but this is such a difficult topic. We moms are a fragile bunch in some ways. We all suffer from mom guilt, and it's so easy to compare our decisions to those of other mamas. So when I talk about how working from home has been a huge blessing for me, and how it's helped me to achieve my goal of being home with Emmett full time, I don't meant to imply in any way that my decision is the only good one.

The way I see it, every single mama is different. Every single family is different. What works for me may not work for you, and that's fine! What I want for my life and my family may not be what you want for yours. And that's great! I have friends who work full time, some who work part time, and others who don't work at all. Each one has her struggles, and each one has her joys.

I have friends who are struggling with their work/life/mom balance right now, and I should have been sensitive to that when writing that post. I am incredibly blessed in my life right now, but it hasn't always been that way. I have struggled, and felt lost and unsure and like I was making all the wrong choices. I am lucky to be on the other side of that now, and I'm praying for those friends who are struggling to find what works for them.

Emmett was so sick yesterday. I've always dreaded the day he had his first stomach bug, and it was just as bad as I'd imagined! He was so panicky every time he would throw up and my heart would just break watching him so sad and confused. He got better little by little throughout the day though and is much better today, thank God!

My little sister's roommate's father was struck by a car today as he took his daily walk with his wife. He was killed on impact and his wife is in critical condition. My heart is breaking for that family, for my sister's dear friend. I can't imagine the pain she must be feeling, and I hate that my sister is having to experience the agony of loss along with her friend at such a young age. What a cruel, awful tragedy.

My own dad is such an important part of my life. I miss him every single day, and can't imagine what life would be like without him. I honestly can't imagine it. I'm hugging my family tight today and praying constantly for those who are missing loved ones. Especially the ones who's wounds are so fresh.

We have lots of out-of-town friends in for a wedding this weekend, so we can't wait to start celebrating with them! I hope you all have a happy, safe and joy-filled weekend!

P.S. If you're looking for the perfect weekend breakfast tomorrow, try this! ;)


  1. This was a great post! I think it's really admirable that you want to be sensitive to moms who work outside of the home and experience that kind of mommy guilt (although you are right that mommy guilt comes in sooo many forms!). I loved reading about how much joy you have in a new position that allows you to spend the majority of your time with Emmett, because it's been clear that that is what was always on your heart and mind as best for your family! I wouldn't worry too much about offending mamas who are in different situations that you are because you are right, we all have different goals, desires, and ways of balancing motherhood with the rest of our lives. And if there is a mom out there who truly desires to stay home with her children, she can find inspiration in the sacrifices you've made to make it happen for your family! :)

    1. Thank you Kelly! I guess I wanted that to be the point- we have made sacrifices to be able to live like this and it's not always easy, but we do it because it is what we feel is best for us. But it's not for everyone and that's great too!

      Thanks for reading and commenting! Hope you guys are well! :)

  2. Hey beauty,
    Just sending you love. I think your last post AND this post are both beautiful and honest. I love your sensitivity to other women and their experiences, but I hope you know the way you come across is so genuine and kind. At least to me! I know I'm not a mama, but I read your posts so eagerly - I know they are your honest experiences, and I love knowing your reality and your truth, whatever that may be.

    All my love to you!


    1. Thank you Amy! You are such a sweet, good friend. I really appreciate you saying that- it's hard to know how people will receive your writing, as I'm sure you know, but I want it to come across as honest and genuine, and never negative!

      Hope you are well, friend!



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