2011 was a great year. It flew by and I learned a lot about myself. It truly was a blessing.
This Christmas break, I have really enjoyed staying at home with the kids and just being a mom. I so wish I could be a stay-at-home mom. When I go back, I am going to miss the silly moments. I am going to miss going to the grocery store at 9am, when it is basically empty. I am going to miss my kids laughing through the grocery store b/c they know that today is a special day and Mommy isn't as stressed as usual. I am going to miss making breakfast. I am going to miss eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with my babies. I am going to miss sleeping in and staying in our jammies all day. I am going to miss nap-time. I am going to miss a clean house. I am going to miss being a full-time mom. This is a HUGE struggle for me. I can't even begin to put it into words, but I know all you working moms understand.
Being a working mom, I am going to miss silly moments like this when eating oranges can crack you up!
And when I peek in on my sweet daughter watching Shirley Temple. It makes my heart swell!
Or when I peek in on my sleeping baby boy. He's so sweet when he's asleep!
One other thing I miss- my Grandma. Laying down in the recliner today, I look down at the quilt she made me and it made me sad. I miss her more than words can say. But, I rest in the fact that I KNOW she is walking with Jesus and she is healthy. She was one lovely woman. (blacked out our b-days. We were born on the same day!)
Although I am going to miss these moments, I also need to see the positive side of things. God has surely blessed me. I have a wonderful job, that I honestly love. I have great co-workers and a great boss. I am thankful for this. Would I give it all up to be a stay-at-home-mom, sure, who wouldn't? But, I am very blessed by Jesus Christ!