parenting is HARD WORK ! the struggle with raising a 15 year old who tries desperately to fit in when she’s meant to SHINE seems like a constant battle. wrong choices + decisions being made leads to consequences for her actions. some of which to a 15 year old, feels like the end of the world. add a precocious almost-2-year-old to the mix and you’ll find me often feeling like i’m being ripped apart at the seams. it’s HARD and while it may seem like i don’t want to be a parent, i wouldn’t trade it for the world!
my relationship with ry feels like i’m on a constant roller coaster…in the dark. never knowing what lies ahead, whether it’ll be an uphill climb or a downhill spiral. we’re very different people who see the world and our life together differently. silence + arguments often find its way into our lives, our home. things get said while many things are left unsaid as we continue to trek through a cycle that no matter how much we want to rid our lives of, always seems to find a way to pull us back in. enough already i say…enough with the constant battle + struggle,
I WE need to move forward, we need to remember that it’s US…together we can take on the world!
+ on a happier note +
i’ve been creating again. i’m finishing up the roster cards for my nephews youth football team. and in an effort to blog more often, i’ve been working on a tool to help me do just that (details to come as soon as it’s completed).
high school volleyball has started + the Kid had her first game last night which resulted in their first WIN of the season!
the little guy + i took a nap today…a LONG nap! Naps are elusive in our house…so when he does take a nap I usually try to get “work” done or enjoy a good book. with the craziness of my life right now, i opted for snuggling with my little man. i definitely need to nap with him more often!
…this post, this little bit of insight to my life right now is all about keeping it real. life is never perfect. there are always bumps in the road, sometimes tiny ones + other times bumps so big they take you off course for a bit. but that is the way of it i guess and as wives/mothers/friends/sisters it’s what makes us who we are + makes us stronger than we were yesterday + makes the journey every bit more adventurous!
take time to reflect daily + weekly + regularly about where YOU are. YOUR real life . right NOW!