Monday, March 23, 2009

Well, Goodnight, Irene!

I cannot believe it has been so long since I've posted. These posts were once part of my routine, and now, sadly, they've fallen by the wayside. I think I need to post as much for my own benefit as for my friends and family. Following are random thoughts from the past several months.
-38 year old mommies are more tired than 28 year old mommies.
-It's way too easy to get distracted by the blues in the winter. Praise God for the spring!
-TV watching breeds more TV watching. Depressed folks watch more TV; I vow to cut back - soon.
-Knowing what a problem is doesn't necessarily lead to its solution, but it's a start.
-Babies are fun, but they are work nonetheless.
-Potty training a child who occasionally forgets she's a big girl can be quite frustrating.
-Sleep deprivation is a form of torture. I value a full night's sleep now more than ever.
-Having a child in 3 different developmental stages is challenging.
-Seeing the way you once reasoned in the conversation of your own 10 year old is spooky.
-Children are indeed a blessing from God.
-There are bumps in the road; expect them.
-There are peaks in the path of life, and there are valleys; all windy roads leading to the destination are necessary.
-Children say funny things; they grow quickly, too.
-Life is an amazing gift, but Heaven's going to be even better.
-I love my family.
-I love my friends.
-I love my life.

7 comments:

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Good to hear from you! The kiddos are getting BIG!

Emma's Mommy said...

Great list! And my friend.....I so agree with you on your first thought. 38 year old mommies are WAY more tired :-)

Miss you guys! We need to get together and meet up at Taj Palace for dinner one evening.

Terri said...

Love the list, Ashley. Glad you are back to posting. We also need to get together soon!

Mendy said...

Glad to see your post. Can't believe how much the kids have grown. Love the list! So true!

Deaton, party of 5 said...

What a great list and comfort to hear those things from others. It has been a tough winter--we Moms need to lean on each more.

Kate said...

I love this post. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ashley! Your post is sooo true...I and only have 1 child! Your kids are so blessed to have you and Lee as parents! :)
Oh, I can't leave a comment on Jaycie's blog so tell her that Aly got her ears pierced for her 10th b-day too! How cool is that?! Miss and love you!
-Jen W.