I was someone before I was his mom...
Becoming a mom has been the hardest, most rewarding thing I have ever done or will ever do. My sweet boy will be 3 in less than a month and I keep asking myself where has the time gone? My life seems like a big blur since Hudson came along. Those of you that know me personally know how organized and Type A I am. Well, that all became jumbled when I became a mom. This year I decided to take back some control and really stat working on my life again. Simply reminding myself that I was someone before Hudson's mom. He has made me a much better person and daily I get tears in my eyes thinking of all the goodness he has brought to my life. I am responsible for my life going cray cray. Not him. So making some simple changes this year has already been life changing for me. I have started a new routine of daily waking up at 5am. I am spending time reading my Bible, praying, journaling and drinking my coffee! I have changed my work schedule around a bit to be a little less stressful and more accommodating to the needs of my family and myself. I have planned and mapped out some things throughout the week to be consistent with and to lighten my load. So when I am home with my boys I can really be home and not distracted by everything else calling my name. I am grateful for this place in life. I would be lying if I told you I didn't miss the days of waking when I wanted, going to bed when I wanted, going for a run when I wanted, or just doing anything when I wanted. HAHA But, I am so grateful for the task God has placed before. Raising Hudson is a selfless act and putting aside my pride and my wants and needs is the very least I can do to make sure my sweet boy has the life he deserves. But, don't forget to take care of you. Go get that manicure, go out for girl's (guy's) night, take that nap you really need. And don't feel guilty. We have to recharge or we will be worthless to those around us. Don't lose yourself in the changing process.
What are some things you do for you?