Monday, August 18, 2008

A little bird told me...

My family is truly one of my greatest blessings. I have a wonderful, supportive husband who works so hard for us and I have 3 beautiful children. However, sometimes being a wife and a Mom is Hard. (Notice the capital "H").
This is what I was thinking when I pulled into the driveway tonight after a very long night and a very long day. I was thinking about how sometimes the rug gets pulled right out from under you when you least expect it. (It didn't help that I sat in the car after running errands with all the kiddos and listened to two very sad country songs.) Anyway, as I was unloading and thinking how hard some days are, I decided I needed a hug. So I unbuckled my snuggly little 2yr. old who is sooo full of love and I wrapped my arms around him and sat there on the floor of the van. Kind of feeling a little bit bad for myself, which is so annoying, I know.
Out of nowhere, okay, out of the huge tree hanging over our driveway, a bird decided to poop all over my foot (which was only in flip flops) and the bottom of my jeans. Eeewww! And I just started to laugh. (It may have been in disbelief and hysterics at first- but then I really did laugh for real.) So thankyou, Bird, for letting me know it could be worse!

5 comments:

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. I hope things look up for you and I love that you were able to really laugh about bird poo. Awesome.

janet said...

yep, it could have been your head!!!!!! Like the time at tauphaus park. Seriously it is HARD to be the momma! But YOU are an awesome momma and I am so proud of you and your patiance and love for my grandkids!!

Carmen said...

Aww, Dest! I wish I was there to give you a hug!
You are such a good friend to me and I'm sure everyone! I'm truly so grateful to have you as my friend. I think the world of you and admire you in so many ways, more than you'll ever know.
I know it's hard to be the "mom" too...I had a meltdown not long ago myself. But I'm so blessed to have lived in the mountains and got to know you (and your family). I hope you have a better day today!
Call me whenever you feel like a chat with a crazy girl! ;) hehee

Heather said...

I am sorry you were feeling down but isn't it funny how sometimes all it takes is a little bird poop to make you feel better! That is something that would happen to me. It is hard being a mom and I only have one child. You are a great mom and a great friend! I really do miss you and wish I could be with you so we could get "pooped" on together!

The Staley Family said...

Dest,
I was reading this at the Public library and I almost burst out laughing (about the poo of course). I didn't read that you cried...which is what I do...all the time. 100% agreed-being the mom is HARD. I can actually say that now. However, it was you that brought me the encouraging words...IT ONLY GETS BETTER! Thanks for all the encouraging words when you were home...I need them everyday!