I’m linking up today with the AMAZING Casey Wiegand. If you haven’t been to her site, I really encourage you to check her out. She is one of the most down to earth young women I’ve read and follow. She is also extremely giving and has a heart for hooking up bloggers. If you’ve found me through her site, I welcome you!!!
I was talking to a friend today from high school about being a grandparent. Like my husband and I, she has her grandson living at home with her. She works during the day, gets home in the evening and takes over the parenting while her daughter goes to work.
We both wonder how in the world we are making it!!
I’m one of the lucky ones. My daughter has a good job, my husband works… because of the two of them, I have the opportunity to stay home and “parent.” Once again. Some days, I wonder how in the world I ended up being a stay at home “mom” again. Even though I wonder that, 100% of the time I’m THRILLED that I’m home with the kids.
The laughter, the diapers, the homework, the cleaning, the cooking, the creativity… and yes, even Bubble Guppies. I’m there. And SO thankful that I am.
Right now it’s a bit tough. I have some health concerns that will hopefully be cleared up in a couple of weeks. Chest pains and breathing issues. Having a nurse for a daughter helps keep me on top of things though. So today I had my pulmonary somethin’-somethin’ test to check my lung capacity. Not perfect, but I should be able to take my stress test in a couple of weeks. One thing this has shown me is that I want so badly to really be in shape. I need to be able to keep up with my little boogers, and be here to keep my hubby in line. :) Honestly, feeling cruddy makes me grumpy. It’s so difficult at times to just be cheerful so my yuckiness doesn’t infect those around me as well. I’m just angry at pain. I’m angry that with all the goofy symptoms I have, someone hasn’t said “Oh hey, you have THIS…. all we need to do is THIS and you’ll be at the top of your game again.”
One thing I do know, God is gracious and good. All the time. Even when I’m a brat. Even when I’m lonely. Even when I’m sad. Even when I miss spending time with my friends.
I also know that moments like this:
… are worth it.
Thanks for hanging in there and reading. ~ Dawnee