Tonight, as I tucked in my 7 year old, I decided to let him put stickers on the headboard of his bunk bed. In the grand scheme of things, are stickers on the bed really that big of a deal? Who cares if they are scaped off in a month and scratched off and tons of worn off stickers fill the headboard?
We are a loving family that is healthy and happy. That is what is most important to me. (Don't worry I won't let mold grow in our house or let dirt pile high for my baby to eat. 😉 )
Last week was a hard week for me. I have some health issues and was rushed to the emergency room by a coworker last Tuesday. I stayed in the hospital for half the week while my wonderful husband was home with our 4 boys. He came to the hospital during the day to keep me company when the boys were at school. I realized how blessed I am to have him as my partner in life. I also realized how much I hate hospitals AND how much I hate being away from my family. I came home last Thursday and couldn't have been happier to go to the grocery store with these two cuties!
When we go through times of sickness or fear or even self-doubt it is tough to remember the important things in life because our problems seem so huge. When we “come-to” everything is clearer. Sometimes for me, it is written in the wind. Since last Thursday, I have been kissing my boys a little more, letting them stay up a little longer and yes, even let them put stickers on their headboard. Because for me, it's not about being perfect or having the perfect house or the clean kid's rooms. It's about health, love and happiness.
What can we do as busy Mom's to remember the little things are just as special as the big things in everyday life? I try not to sweat the small stuff and let the little things go.
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I want to thank Annie Wright School (AWS) for continuing to sponsor Tacoma Working Mom! I encourage you to visit their website and attend a class preview. AWS also has an amazing summer program called Camp Wright, visit the AWS website at www.aws.org.