Being their Mama is Challenging~
The fighting back and forth, the fits, the messes, the second guessing my parenting decisions, the sleepless nights, and the unexplainable things.
Being their Mama is Loud and Obnoxious~
The repeating of my words over and over again, the sound my voice makes when an unexplainable thing occurs.
Being their Mama is Expensive~
The food, the clothes, the toys, the adventures, the sports, the care, and the unexplainable things.
Being their Mama is Worth it and a True Gift from God~
The hugs, the kisses, the snuggles, the smiles, the laughs, the excitement, the unconditional love and bond, and the unexplainable things,
Being their Mama is Fun~
The adventures, the silliness, the random questions, the learning from each other, and the silly unexplainable things,
Being their Mama is my Greatest Accomplishment~
The politeness, the caring, the gentleness, the intelligence, the kindness, the friendship, the giving, the love they offer to this world every day, and of course, the unexplainable things.
Love you both always and forever with my entire heart!
Dear lost Dad,
I write this letter to tell you thank you! Thank you for not being a part of my life. I want you to know that I’m not bitter about all my birthdays, and Christmases without you. I wouldn’t be the woman nor mother I am today if you had been there. I try my best at everything I do. I have learned family is the most important part of living and that’s my number one focus. I also focus on positivity and happiness. I value these traits about myself, and if you had been there, I might not have these outlooks as I do now. I have learned that life is a learning process but also, a gift. Maybe you just never learned these things? I am sorry for you. I also want you to know I am doing well and I don’t hate you. I am grateful for you, you gave me life. Without you, I might not appreciate the importance of my family and friends. I would do anything in this world for my friends and family. I give my heart to these people I’m close to. Some would say this leaves room for heartache and maybe it does, but I would rather experience heartache than not experience love at all. Although I have endured plenty of heartache, I wouldn’t change any of it, because this is also a part of what makes me, me. You made the decision to not be a part of my life, and I have made the decision to forgive you. I believe life throws us curve balls and problems every day, some enormous, and some minute, but it’s how we overcome these issues that make us who we are. I write this letter not only in hopes it reaches you, but for everyone else who has a parent that isn’t present. When I was young, I didn’t understand and felt that it was my fault. Now I understand. It was never my fault, it was always yours, and that’s okay. I am not saying I’m perfect, in fact I’m far from perfect. I make mistakes often, but I make sure I learn from mine. For all of you in the current situation, you’re not alone. Thank you, dad, for not being my dad.
Please share if you have been in this situation or know someone in this situation. You’re not alone and it’s not your fault. A lot of things go unnoticed in today’s world with so much craziness going on around us. I didn’t write this just for him or myself, but for everyone else too. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it is possible to overcome the heartache felt from an absent parent.
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. – Buddy the Elf.
With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be a great idea to spread a little Christmas Cheer to all my blog friends out there!
Although I can’t sing (lol), I want to share some of my favorite Christmas quotes with all of you. I hope this can bring a piece of sunshine to your day, along with an extra dash of Christmas spirit!
BTW- Any photos shown that do not include my family are from Pinterest.
-Christmas is too sparkly, said no one ever-
–Make it a December to remember-
-Peace love and joy-
-Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers-
-Eat Drink and be Merry-
-Some People are Worth Melting for-
-Meet me Under the Mistletoe-
-It’s a Marshmallow World in the Winter-
-Warm Wishes from my Little Monster’s-
Everyone Needs “A Little Sunshine” Everyday
I know there is a ton of women out there in internet land who feel unappreciated, overwhelmed, taken advantage of, mistreated, disrespected, non existent, obsolete, lonely, and a great big one, BORED! I am here to share with you, YOU are not alone. If you have any of these feelings and more, then you need “A Little Sunshine”, everyday!
We all work hard everyday, and we are all equal in this category. I don’t care if you are a full time Mom, or if you are employed outside of home, we all empty into the, BORED bucket. I feel this way, and I know you feel this way as well. “A Little Sunshine” is here to brighten your day.
We as ladies need to pick ourselves up everyday. Care for our families first and always. But, we need to make time for ourselves starting with, getting dressed and facing the day with “A Little Sunshine” on our face. Getting up with a smile is hard, but necessary for us to be able to get our daily routines accomplished. Make a list the day before of all the things you want to do, checking them off as you go. Try and get everything done within a reachable time frame, this way, you have time for yourself. This is the most important thing you can do, make “me” time.
If you are feeling down at anytime, find, “A Little Sunshine”, you won’t ever be alone. us ladies are going to be here for each other, supporting each other, and most important, sharing, “A Little Sunshine”, with each other. In this Blog, “A Little Sunshine”, feel free to comment and talk about any feelings you might have. Share the good with the bad, that’s what we are her for, each other!
This flower was hand picked just for me by one of the neighbor little girls on Mothers Day 2013. I saved this photo because this was the most beautiful, meaningful flower I have ever received . This picture doesn’t give it’s true beauty any justice.
This flower I pass along to you, I hope it brightens your day! Please pass it along to someone else, because we can all use a little sunshine everyday regardless if the suns not shinning . XO