shira and i before temple/date night on wednesday. thanks for a good time dicksons!
it started off as one of those days where you just want to stay in bed all day long. you know when you get in a mood that is just really hard to shake? most likely the product of female hormones. i'm aware of it, which makes it a little easier to control. but i'm sensitive today. maybe i should just put on marley and me when i get home from work and cry it out?
anyway, i was browsing facebook and came across a really good blog. this was exactly what i needed today. what an inspired thought. it's definitely a topic that i think about from time to time. especially because i am not yet a parent, i really enjoy asking people about their experiences and learning things before it's my turn. it's quite disappointing to talk about it with joy and excitement only to have someone shoot down all the positivity with all of their horror stories and vast knowledge of the terror to come. thanks, but no thanks. save the bad vibes for someone else. i am choosing to see the joy in it all.
no, i have not yet experienced the sleepless nights, the labor pains or the tantrums. yes, i know there will be moments in which it will be a struggle, however, i am also looking forward to experiencing the moment my child looks into my eyes for the first time, the moment when tyler and i sit in a quiet hospital room with a new baby that we made, the moment my baby smiles, laughs or walks, the moment my child says "mama" or "i love you". maybe parenting is hard, but what in life that is actually worth doing isn't?
even though today started out as one of those days, that article just reminded me that Heavenly Father is aware of my thoughts and my tender spirit. it needed to be struck with some wisdom today. i am so blessed to have that in my life.
and just in case you were wondering, the answer is yes, i definitely cried when i read it.
happy weekend everyone!