Oh my, how’s this for a flashback Friday thanks to Facebook memories? If you would’ve asked me 10 years ago if I saw us where we are now, I would say confidently ‘No way.’ For many reasons. At the time, we just thought it would be a pretty background and a special place for our engagement pictures. 😉
Ben would be working a ‘good job with great benefits’.
We’d have two kids.
I’d be working maybe part-time, but there’s NO WAY I could be a stay-at-home mom.
I’d still have my Mom here with me. She’d be close to retirement now and scoop up any opportunity’s with her grandkids.
But time and events, change things. And now...
It makes me so proud to see Ben and his Dad work together side by side doing what they love, day in and day out. Going after their dreams, even if it’s hard and scary. It’s the knowledge and work ethic that our kids are getting already at their young age. It’s all of us pitching in to do the work, which isn’t glamorous by any means, so we can spend more time together.
As for me, I love being a stay-at-home Mom and wish I had done it sooner. 😮 It’s not a cake walk and some days I think it would just be easier to drop them off somewhere, but I’m thankful for the opportunity. 🤣
And while I still grieve the loss of my Mom everyday, had it not been for losing her, our family would not have some of the wonderful people that we have in our life today. And I maybe wouldn’t be as adamant that our kids understand and appreciate the simple things in life.
Rilynn said she was ‘never’ going to dye her hair last night before bed, I told her ‘never say never’. 😆 And I think this goes without saying that our third baby, good gracious, she fits in our life perfectly.
Things don’t always go as planned, but sometimes it turns out so much sweeter. If you’re able to look past how you think your life should be and love it for what it really is and have the courage to go with your heart (instead of letting others dictate it), you will be so blessed. ❤️