Friday, November 09, 2012


It is challenging being positive when my life is not what I would like it to be right now. It is easy to think about all the things that I want to change in my life. But, being negative is not a pleasant way to live... for me, my kids, or my husband.

So, I've decided to focus on the things in my life that I love, that I am grateful for.

I love that I get so much time with my children on the weekends. It is two and a half days of just me and them and I love my time with my children. I love that my children and happy and healthy and growing and learning every day.

I love my husband who puts our family first, work second and school third. Any spare time that he has, he gives to me and the kids and doesn't take any extra time for himself. He never uses his free time to do things for himself. I love my time with my husband.

I love that Matt only has 5 more weeks of school this semester. This semester can not end soon enough for me! But, it is almost over and Matt will most likely be more relieved than I am when it is over.

I love that I am quitting my job. Come January, I am leaving work to once again be a stay at home mom. Next semester is Matt's last semester and he needs to be able to focus on school and graduate, so I'm going home to take care of the kids so he can focus on his schoolwork. Matt's job at Adobe should be able to support us.

So, I will try and focus on these things and not all the things that I want but don't have. And hopefully, with a more positive attitude, life will get better too.


Rebecca Susan said...

Yay! for being able to be home again!! I'm so glad Matt is almost finished. It will be such a big relief for both of you, I'm sure. Hang in there!

Marie said...

Work is lame. Being a stay-at-home mom is cool! We will finally get to be stay-at-home moms together! You can come to all the mommy groups I go to!

Laura said...

You have a lot of things to be grateful for! Knowing that there is an end in site for be a working mom is wonderful. Knowing that you and Matt's hard work, joint effort to raise your family and sacrifice for his education is something that binds you together. You have a beautiful family, you have the gospel in your lives and you have love in your home. Yup, you are greatly blessed.

Annette said...

Your kids have grown so much! They are beautiful. I'm so happy for you that you will soon be able to be at home with your kids. You are truly blessed.

Jasmine said...

Being positive is awesome. Seriously -- it's crazy how a simple attitude adjustment can make things so much better. I'm excited that you get to stay home with your kiddos! And go, Matt! You're in the final stretch! There's a light at the end of the tunnel! (and all those other encouraging cliches) ;)