Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Celebrating Your Season

Have you heard people talk about their 'season' of life? "It's the season I'm in right now" can be over-heard from a new mom, to a seasoned mom of teenagers, to an empty-nester. Everyone has a season.

It wasn't until I had kids that I heard people talk about their 'season of life'. Although, maybe I was just oblivious to such conversations prior to when mommy brain took over.

When I opened up this space 4 years ago, I was a mother to a 3 year old and an infant. I vaguely remember that person. I was nursing a babe, had two kids in diapers, and prayed I didn't smell of breast milk when my husband came home from work.

Out of nowhere, September 2012 arrived. Like a bang. Our oldest daughter entered first grade. Our life is now dictated by a school schedule; the bus stop,  math homework, reading assignments, teacher conferences, soccer practice, church clubs, swimming lessons, lunch menus, packed lunches, school fundraisers, tissue toss...don't ask, sign this paper, library books, blah, blah, blah.

I'm no longer a stay-at-home mom. I'm working part-time outside of the home, 3 days a week, while our 4 year old attends pre-K. I find myself longing for those once bewildering days of infancy and toddler-hood. If I could only squeeze those chubby little baby thighs just one more time. But that's not my season anymore.

This is.

The past two months since school started has been eye-opening to me. Life is very rushed during the week now and I feel like it's not going to slow down until June 2028 when our youngest graduates from high school.

 Somehow, some way, I need to navigate through these new waters without feeling overwhelmed and with my family's way of life intact.

I don't want to wish this season away. Instead, I need to take a deep breath and enjoy it. Celebrate it...one math page at a time.

What season of life are you in now? Tell us about it in the comments.

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  1. Thanks for this post. My husband and I have been in a "holding tank" season all our married life (17 years) waiting for our own babies. Which is 1 of the reasons I have a daycare. We are trying and hoping to adopt SOON!

    Here’s our YouTube adoption video that we posted on Pinterest. We’re not sure how to post it on the main Pinterest page. I think if our pin is re—pinned it would go onto the main page—not sure. Do you know how to post it on the main Pinterest page? Please help us get teh word out! http://pinterest.com/pin/461478293036615360/

    Here’s our adoption websites.
    www.adoptionnetwork.com/waitingfamilies/show.html/6934/photos (Watch our YouTube video)




    Have a great day!

  2. Enjoy not just every season, but every day.
    I knew a woman through my business who once told me "my co-workers talk about wishing Friday would come. Wishing their lives away a week at a time."
    My daughter is now 14, and I just celebrated my 50th. I'm not a golfer, but I remarked to the woman serving drinks at my birthday bash,"I feel like I'm now on the back nine." She reminded me I still have a lot to look forward to.
    My daughter knows she means the world to me and we seems to be skipping some of the teen issues. So far, I am less embarrassing that her friends' parents, even those 10 years younger. I'll take that as a win.

    1. Yes, I have to constantly remind myself to enjoy each day with my kids. They are 7 and 4 1/2 and I know 14 isn't too far away. Any day that we don't embarass our kids is definitely a win.


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