Here I am over here trying to balance the seven hundred things I have going on in my life. There are times when I feel like I am not doing a good job at any of them. There are times that I am stressed out and lose my cool, but all the time I remind myself how blessed I am.
Mason’s first birthday is in just two short weeks. I have been planning for this day for a few months now but it feels like it never ends and that is 100% my fault. Every time I finish one birthday project I come up with another idea that I HAVE to do for his birthday party or it just won’t be perfect. Being that he was born a few days before Christmas I want to make his birthday super special every year. I don’t want to combine his Christmas and birthdays. I have always heard from friends born in December that it is the worst when people combine them together and I made a promise to myself that I would not do that to him.
On top of planning for Mason’s birthday party there is of course the Christmas gift shopping, the planning of where we are going to be on what days during the Holidays, the decorating of the house, the gift wrapping (I win the award for world’s worst Christmas present wrapper!!), trying to be a good mom, a good wife, a good friend and a good co-worker. We have already gone to see Santa, we went to the town Christmas parade, we decorated the house and have started wrapping presents. I just want to make sure I am hitting all the firsts with Mason! I don't want to miss one tradition.
My husband deserves so much more credit than he gets. He listens to me talk/rant/complain/plan, whatever you want to call it, about all of these hundreds of things and never once does he show signs of stress or anger. Balancing all of these things parents have on their plates each day is not easy. It takes a lot of work, planning and time but at the end of the day I am so grateful to have the things I have and to be surrounded by wonderful friends and family we have. Being a mom is greatest joy! There is nothing like it and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
It has been the best year yet and I can only imagine the following years will continue to be just as great, I just wish time would slow down!! Until next Monday my friends! Have a blessed week.