Monday, July 27, 2009

Back to work for Mama

I am no longer a stay at home mom. I have a job for the first time in almost 2 years, or at least a job with a paycheck attached. I do not mind the work and it is fairly simple. I feel confident that I am doing my job well, so that makes me proud. I am glad that I only have to work part time, and am also thanful that Kyle gets to stay with Daddy while I am at work. I prefer that to him being in daycare with people I do not even know. Even if it turns out that we do not necessarily need the money, it will be nice to have extra. If we do end up needing it, I will be thankful that it is there. Working is less stressful than, well, stress.

I thought I loved you then

I am fortunate enough to have a husband who loves me dearly. I love him dearly too. It makes me thankful to think about how good I really do have it. I am truly grateful.

I am also fortunate enough to have a baby boy who is fantastic. He lights up my days with such joy and laughter that I am continuously shocked when he fills me with more joy than the day before. He is such a little man and my hope is that Larabee and I will raise him to be a fine, responsible, respectful, loving man. I want my someday-daughter-in-law to feel like the luckiest woman in the world on a daily basis, the same way Larabee makes me feel.

Brad Paisley has a song called "I thought I loved you then" that pretty much sums up, well, love. And so, to the wonderful men in my life, to you I say "What I can't see is how I'm ever gonna love you more.... but I've said that before."