Well I heard a quote today that went like this...
"NOT THE WHOLE FOREST-JUST ONE LEAF" ___P.L. Travers
I liked that quote, because most days I have to remember that . Last night and today when I had a few spurts of energy I got excited ...thinking wouldn't this be great if I felt like this every day? Then I have to remember that probably it won't, BUT it is good to truly enjoy the moments that I do have energy,instead of wondering how many more bad moments are yet to come. This really has been a roller coaster of a LIFE. But I am sure that I wouldn't be the person that I am today...if I had never gone on this journey. I have a plaque in my room that says ... EMBRACE THE JOURNEY. That reminds me that I need to do much more, than just hold on during the hard times, I am to learn and grow from them too!
I actually had the energy to sew today, play tea party with Angie and even take a walk with Lauren...now that is a big day. After the walk though I could hardly keep my eyes open. Oh well, it was great while it lasted!
I saw a friend tonight at the store and she is pregnant and her little family has been sick too. I saw how very tired she was, I remember those last few weeks of your pregnancy when you are so uncomfortable, too big to sleep and then the days seem to stretch on forever. I remember thinking I was going to go crazy if another person said to me "wow, you are really getting big, you have how many more weeks left to go? I wanted to take this dear friend home, watch her sweet boy for her and let her get some SLEEP! Motherhood is much tougher than it looks! She is a sweetheart and I know she will make it but ...she and I both need to remember to just TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME! Some days I can't believe that I lived to tell about being a mom of 4! :) There were times that I didn't think I would survive it!
Now that I have talked about being tired and not getting much sleep, I realize that I need to head to bed. I hope each of you are having a good weekend. Please remember if you are struggling with anything to try to break it down and take it one day at a time, for some reason that feels easier to handle.
Good night dear friends and family.
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ___Annie Dillard
"Dost thou love life? Then waste not time; for time is the stuff that life is made of." ___ Benjamin Franklin
"To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons." ______Marilyn French
"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
___Captain Jean-Luc Picard