Friday, May 13, 2011

Life is so unexpected

Here I am , with my chocolate, my blog and a head full of words. Today has been one of those days when,  while I know God is charge, I just wish He would let me in on the agenda. Last night was spent packing my daughters school bag, with tears streaming down my face and wondering how I was go to get through today, her first day in daycare. She is  little and still very much my baby. After dropping her off, as she is just supposed to visit for a few hours on the first day, I came home. I then got a phone call from my prospective employers, saying please do not come in on Monday,as the post ( which I was offered and which I accepted) has not yet been approved by head office. They are not sure when I will start but I will be told and I will have to wait for someone to get back to me. After psyching myself up to go back to work , this is such a let down. Going back to work is bad enough without all the extra drama.After shedding some more tears ( yes, that is my primary coping method at the moment) I was then reminded that the upside is I get to spend an extra few weeks at home with Mia. I am beginning to think that this whole idea of going back to work is jinxed. Will keep you up to date with the next installment of going back to work

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, whatever shape or form you may take. Isn't it great that one day a year we can celebrate all the good things that make us moms and forget about the late nights, dirty nappies, lost clothes and the myriad of other craziness that all moms endure at one time or another. I also want to  send a special Mother's Day wish to all those moms who have lost a child, had a miscarriage or never had the chance to hold your own child. Mother's Day will always be bittersweet for those of us who fall into one of these categories. Hannah Rose would be four and a half and on days like today being a mom is sometimes a bit tougher than other days. To my beautiful children and my great husband who helps me be the mom I am. I love you and would never change any of what makes me a mom.

Friday, May 6, 2011

And here I am

Or should that be who am I? I am a thirty something mom ( nearing forty something) of a one and two year old, chaotically and very happily married to a librarian and about to return to the work place (very reluctantly) after a two year stint at home. Everyone I meet tells me that this time of my life is a season that will pass, hence the title of my blog.

 I am not sure how that is supposed to comfort me, as by the time my children hit university I will be heading for retirement, which is also a season. Maybe I can then wisely pass on the same words of wisdom to a "younger" mom, who like me has hormone troubles, will have a one year old who spreads buttered toast gleefully in her hair just before bedtime, whose two year old son's favourite activities are  shopping  and visiting granny/grandpa and whose forty-something husband passes out in the middle of a conversation because he is too tired to stay awake. I AM looking forward to that day. Please join me on this seasonal journey