Tuesday, December 9, 2008

just mama today

Good morning!

Yesterday was in fact a long day, but we survived. And today is off to a much better start, despite the sink overflowing with (stinky!) dishes, laundry needing to be washed, and trash sprinkled throughout the house from our white elephant gift exchange we had Sunday night with the youth group. Those are small things, right? My mom had this cross-stitched wall hanging growing up, and I always loved what it said... "So quite down cobwebs, and dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep." Oh, to maintain such a perspective! But if I've ever seen it, believed it, it's now.

I've been hit in the face with ample doses of reality here recently, and it's been good. It's good to realize what really does matter, what's worth letting lie, when to call it quits, when it's worth being worked up. Granted, I've got a long way to go before this realization makes the trek from my mind to my heart, but it's a place to start. I know that I will never look back on these days of Corban as a toddler and think, "Man, I sure wish I would've done a better job keeping up with the laundry. I sure wish my kitchen floor was cleaner..." So, right now, while he sleeps, I'm enjoying a few 'me' moments, and then I'll suck it up and get to work. But when he wakes up, I'm all his. We've got some time we need to make up. Our life has been chaos the last few months, a routine non-existant, our time just at home in our jammies to play and lay around and read books and snuggle-- hasn't happened. And I only have a few more weeks with just my sweet boy, and I want to savor every last second. So- off to work I go. I'll tackle the dishes now, and then we'll see what else gets accomplished, but I'm ready to just be Mama for the day.


  1. These are GREAT pictures!!
    I really need to get an appt for our family Christmas pictures before it's too late.

    My mom had that same wall hanging when I was a kid. Ours was like a plaque and it had the family circus on it. I remember when I got a little older (like 10 or so) I used to cry when I read that. I've always been sentimental. :)

    Your second paragraph reminds me of that song the Gambler "you've gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away..." ha ha.

  2. I love those pictures.

    they are so great.

    This morning,I had dishes to do...from last night--I know, I know--and Zuri woke up, and just wanted to sit in my lap and read books.....I was a little anxious at first...but then really got into the reading thing.

    That's what this is all about right?

  3. If it makes you feel any better, Grace, my dishes were from our Christmas party we had Sunday night. But shh.. don't tell- haha. :)

  4. Kristen, you look so completely adorable as a pregnant woman. And as always, the little man next to you is cuter than ever.


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