Things have been quiet here on the blog that past month, but definitely not quiet at my house haha. The first 3 weeks of March saw my husband in and out of the hospital 3 times for an emergency surgery then an infection. It was scary, chaotic, and very overwhelming. I don’t think I’ve ever been so exhausted! And yet at the same time, I was pretty darn proud of myself. I think that sometimes, we forget to be proud of what we have accomplished! Too often people call it bragging, but in reality when you do something good, you should be proud! As I sit here and reflect on last month, I am very proud! Being a Mom is tough, doing it alone is tough, and doing ti while you have an autoimmune disease…that’s a whole other level of tough! Yet I got my kids to school each day, we only forgot lunch one time (whoops!!), they did their homework, the house stayed pretty neat, I remembered to feed my husbands dogs, and my kids never knew something was wrong. That’s a huge accomplishment! And on top of that, I run my own business, had one of my BEST month’s ever, and was able to help a lot of people. Yes, I was tired. Yes it was hard. But looking back on it I am proud!!
April Monday Musings
Now, I hopefully won’t ever have a month like that again haha!
It taught me a lot though! I learned I could handle more than I thought possible! I learned I have some pretty amazing people to lean on during hard times. I learned that now, more than EVER, I am thankful to work from home. Let’s just think about that one for a minute….I made probably 10-15 trips to the hospital in a 3 week time! Mostly visiting my husband but also the one taking him there, taking him supplies, picking him up, etc. And then of course having to go get him medicine, make him food, take my kids to and from school each day, take care of my toddler, and everything with our house. If I worked for a boss, I would have had to call out for 3 weeks! Pretty sure that would not go over well with any boss…especially since I had had the flu the month before HAHA! When I look back at how crazy March was again, I’m so thankful to be the boss! I think one of the hardest things I hear from most Mom’s, is the fact they have to call out, or miss field trips, or fun class activities….when you are the boss YOU make your own schedule! That is powerful right there!
March might have been hard, but I think it reminded me again how blessed I am. Working from home was a choice I made, yes it hard, but it’s well worth it to be present in my families lives every single day! I think the biggest lesson from March I learned was no matter how hard things are, look for the good! It is always there, even though sometimes you do need to look a bit harder! I’m thankful for a new month, and hopefully getting back on schedule! Thank you to everyone who follows this blog and our facebook page…as always please feel free to email with any requests you would like to see talked about this month! Hope everyone has a blessed April!