Monday, August 8, 2011
Rose Petal Ice Cream ~ Martha Stewart
Happy Monday! We are rising and shining over here the best we can! We started the day out by dropping off Daddy at the airport at the crack of dawn this morning! The babies did not cry today and I was so thankful and hoped that either their hearts were full from the weekend or they've just grown accustomed to this life.......
We just passed the two year mark.
Raising five babies by myself.
Did you know that it is entirely possible that you can do the thing you think you cannot do?
It is true.
Thank Eleanor Roosevelt for that one.
I don't know how "well" I'm doing it all and judging by the looks of this house and the looks on the faces of all the perfect moms when they see us coming, it's not very well at all.
But I love my children and they know it. And that has to count for something.
When the perfect moms make their comments, lawdamercy, I try to remind myself that they do not have a clue what this is like. Trying to do life and raise up children with a husband who lives and works in another state and there is no end to it all in sight.
They have family for one thing and more help than the White House for another and in~laws and out~laws to call on and the mothership of all housekeepers coming in and out every day.
So I usually just smile and keep walking when the President of the rude comment club stops typing on her blackberry long enough to look up at me and tell me how crazy she thinks I am for having all of these children....
I don't see anything crazy.
I see a new generation.
I see a family.
I see a house full of the sounds of childhood and memory making mess making and sometimes very wild children!
I see how big God is after three miscarriages and a nurse who told me that I needed to check with my insurance to see what they would cover for infertility treatment.
And I never did.
I don't see anything crazy at all....
But I've had to let some things go. Like an immaculate car. Like clothes that are always pressed. And keeping this house clean every second of the live~long day, just to name a few.
In other news we have exactly two weeks left until school starts and I will have a third grader and a very excited little kindergartner on my hands!
He is practically sleeping in his backpack and has already worn his uniform!
I am in no hurry whatsoever for school to start.....
We love the summer and love the freedom it allows to do something different every day!
In more news I have finally given up dairy!
It actually happened.
Along with sugar, all sweets, bread, red meat and a host of other things.
I didn't think I could do it BUT as Eleanor Roosevelt said...
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do!"
I just finished/survived the first week and aside from having horrible headaches it went okay!
I recently saw a friend who looked incredible in every way and asked her what she was doing and she graciously shared the name of her nutritionist. Who by the way is absolutely the happiest person I have ever met in my life and a survivor of four different types of cancer!! She is amazing! Meeting her was truly an answer to prayer and a special gift from Him.
So with my newly found knowledge from The Beauty Detox book and the help of this incredible woman I am hopefully on my way to losing ten years of baby weight.
Have I ever mentioned I weighed 120 pounds on my wedding day? Big Sigh.
I haven't seen the scales read 120 pounds since.
Three miscarriages and five babies later.......I have my work cut out for me.
I also started Zumba three times a week!
It has not been easy but I am desperate to lose this weight and live healthier and set a better example for my children....
I will share a little each week with how things are going. It is an eight week plan and then I'm on my own!
Hope you have a wonderful week filled with doing the very things you thought you could not do!
Written by Sibi at 9:20 AM