Monday, January 14, 2013

You do what you can

As a mom, my life is sometimes crazy. Today was one of those MOM days.

My youngest woke up today with a stomach ache and fever. Yuck!! Mom to the rescue. I medicated, cleaned up puke, made honey toast, cleaned up more puke, watched the thermometer hit 102.6, medicated some more, disinfected, and hovered. It is what I do. It is the best, worst, most rewarding, and most heart wrenching job I will ever have. I LOVE IT!!

But, even when being Mom, I still have to be me. You see, someday MOM won't be needed as much. Someday, I will only be a phone call. I was somebody before I became a Mom, and I think it is important for everyone to continue to be who they really are deep down. There will come a time when Mom isn't needed as much, and I don't want to look in the mirror and not know who I am without my kids.

So today, I did all the things mentioned above, but I also made a little time for me. Thankfully, sick people nap. When he napped I gessoed. It's not a lot, but it kept me from feeling overwhelmed. I am doing a coaster swap in a few weeks. All of us are painting individual coasters and then we will exchange them to make up mini books with everyone's different artistic creations.

Here are the pictures of my gessoed coasters:

I know it's not much, but I hope something I said or did today inspired you.
Be inspired, create everyday,and find time for you in your hectic life.


Becky said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I'm glad you were able to fit some time in to create, in between the pukies :) Hope he's feeling better tonight.

Jean said...

Aww - poor baby. I am at the phone call stage and I hate it:) Wish they were with me all the time. Can't wait to see your coasters!

sandee said...

and you talked with me! lol Between the puking...hope he is feling better by now and keeping something down. Glad you got a chance to work on your coasters! ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So true Lori, may God bless you in it :D praying for swift recovery, Shaz in oz.x

MicheleC said...

Yes you have definitely inspired me. Sometimes we get so caught up in the business of our kids/grandkids that we loose sight of ourselves. I need to get back into creating too. Thanks for your post. I needed to hear that!