Wednesday, September 18, 2013
After a few weeks of getting the house ready for guests, then hosting the guests, and then traveling with Mike, this week I am happy to sit. Elliot and I have been taking it easy. No rushing. No errands. Just home.
I feel lucky to be at home. To have my days stretch before me, to fill however I wish, is such a luxury. That's what being a stay at home mom means to me. Of course there are meals to prepare and toilets to scrub and children to tend, but really, my days are spent precisely how I wish to spend them (even if that means shuttling kids to piano and ballet after school). I've been trying to be more deliberate in how I do this, and I have been pleasantly surprised to find that when I chose wisely, there is plenty of time for reading my scriptures or squeezing in family prayer before the kids head to school. I have time to hug Elliot on the couch while he watches "Monkey George" or to sit with Stella while she does her homework. We've even been reading scriptures together as a family before bed! We're totally on a roll. I know it won't always be this easy (who knows, next week I might completely fall apart), so I am trying my best to appreciate it right now.
I am grateful for this life of mine, for a husband who works hard to provide it, and for a Heavenly Father who watches over me. This week has been just what I needed.
Plus, I can totally smell fall in the air.
posted by stephanie at 1:33 PM