Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 40

Another night has come and nearly gone at our house and as I sit back and reflect on what we have done today it makes me smile.

My life doesn't always make me smile, there are definitely some hairy moments in there when my kids are driving me crazy or I am stressed or tired but I do try hard not to let those moments define my life and who I am. I want to focus on the positives, the aspects that make me thankful to be me.

To have made it to Day, looking back, I really don't know if I thought I would make it this far when I started. There is no turning back now, I am having way too much fun!

Tonight, Travis and I had the pleasure of going to two parent teacher conferences. Both of us couldn't be more proud of our kids and their accomplishments!

On the way home the roads were icy and we happened to come upon an accident. We were the first to arrive on the scene and the college student who was driving the overturned car, was standing in the ditch, very shaken up. I didn't realize at the time, but I was too.

We pulled over and asked him if he was ok and if he would like to get into our car to warm up and he did. While we waited together for emergency crews to arrive, we talked to him and tried to get his mind off of the horrible situation. The entire time all I could think about was his mother, and what she must be thinking and feeling.

I asked him if he called his family, and when he said yes and was close to tears, I felt like I might have been too. Thank God that he was ok and that he was wearing a seat belt.

I am not ready for my own children to get behind the wheel of a car and drive. It is probably one of the things that scares me the most about my future as a mom. ..losing control and letting them go.

We came home and spent an extra long time putting the kids to bed, telling them we love them and then playing together.

At one point I grabbed my camera to snap a shot for today's blog post (nothing like working at the last minute, eh?) and the images that you see below are some of my favorites that came from that impromptu play time/ bed time routine.

I adore my family and thank God for them everyday and am so thankful that I am able to capture moments of us like this, smiling and having fun just being together.

I definitely hugged them all a little tighter tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mandy,
    Your photos made tears come to my eyes! You are sooo blessed. :)
    Love, Rebecca