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Monday, September 29, 2014

land soft and get up quick.

I started this blog post about an hour ago and I wrote a paragraph about how I was losing my mind and my kids were driving me crazy and the real definition of insanity was having children and trying to clean your house.

Then I took a break and checked my email. My grandma sends us all an email every week and I had an unread one from her. She shared a talk given by a man in her church today. He told about how he was a wrestler and at the state championship. His last match was against a really strong guy who would pick up his opponent and throw them. His coach gave him the advice "land soft and get up quick". He did that and ended up winning the match and winning the state championship. He related that to when life knocks us down.

Wow. That really hit home! I feel like I get knocked down so often. And sometimes I just sit for a little bit. But we lose so much time and its even harder to get back up. I lose the momentum.

My grandma has 10 kids. I bet her house was a little bit messy sometimes. And she didn't sleep as much as she would have liked. But I'm pretty sure she didn't sit down and wallow in her trials. You can't with 10 kids, right?

My goal for the week is to "land soft and get up quick". And if that means having to get a diet coke every morning before breakfast, I'll do it! ;) (diet coke helps you get back up quicker!)

Anyways!! Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Mothers are all slightly insane." -D.J. Salinger

Sadie is THE little momma.

After Max is done getting dressed for church always comes in my room, trying not to smile and tongue sticking out (that means he's really happy) to show me how handsome he looks.

Nails! (and True of course)

The kids have been doing good with our crazy new schedule. There was a flood! True gets so much lovin' from his cousin Biz (and everyone)!

Visited our cute cousins! Looked at some halloween costumes (Costco has every thing you didn't know you needed). Sadie outside of her "Packer Preschool", as they call it. The teacher is Mrs. Packer. They call her Mrs. Packer Preschool. They looooove preschool. 

Since True has been born we're had 2 pink eyes, Fifth's Disease (a virus), 2 ear infections, thrush, colds, allergies, burns, and cuts and have used these crazy oils on ALL of them! Yea, I'm obsessed!

If you want to see the difference between boys and girls have a boy and a girl. If you want to see the difference between mothers and fathers put a little baby in the room with them. Sadie was a born a little momma! 

Music class is the best!

P.S. Today I went to Parent Teacher Conference for Graham. On the way home I though a lot about my kids. And myself. Parenting is really hard if you look at it as what you're giving up; all the sacrifices you are making. But that's not what it's about. It's not about you anymore. It's about them. I need to focus on that.

P.S.S. I love being a mom. Sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind. But I really couldn't be happier.