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Thursday, August 11, 2011

When is it my turn??

For the past 11 years I have been following Steve around. We went to Monterey when he joined the military to learn a language, then to Arizona while he was in training. Then I waited at home with two babies while he was deployed. After that we settled down in Roy for a bit before uprooting again and going back to Arizona for a couple years.

While we were there Steve went overseas again. Once he got back, after some prayer and fasting we uprooted..again... and came to Florida so Steve could go to Chiropractic school.

Pretty much everything has revolved around Steve and what he is doing and what he wants.... and I guess that's the way it seems.

I often get asks "When is it your turn?" When is it my turn to do something that I want to do? When do I get to have something for me???

Well... I can honestly say that I have that right now.  My turn is waking up to at least one little boy needing to be snuggled in the morning. It's getting to see that first smile of the day when I get the baby out of bed. My turn is getting to take care of my family, making dinner and doing laundry.  My turn is getting to see the excitement in the eyes of the boys when they show me a new lego creation, or drawing that was made.

I love my roll as a mom and wife. I enjoy it.... mostly. I don't live life through rose color glasses, and having to 7 loads of laundry in one day because the boys tried to recreate the Great Lakes in the bathroom and it didn't go well is usually followed by me grumbling as I am folding towels... but I do love the day to day going ons here.

I enjoy the adventures that we have been on because of Steve. I support him because he supports me. Because of the things that he has done, I have been able to stay at home with our kids. He is choosing a profession that will continue to support our family so I can stay at home, and provide for us well so we can live the lifestyle we would like to.

I do have dreams and there are things that I want to do, but right now... this is my turn, this is my time in my life and this is my journey.

I am happy for it.


Amy said...

Very well said. I get that same question all the time, mostly from friends not of our faith. I guess they don't see it the same way we do. Like you, I have enjoyed the journey and adventures that have taken us all over the country and to foreign countries. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Emily said...

Yay!!! This is a wonderful post, my dear! So glad that you are finding joy in your journey! Life is always as grand as you make it!!

Happy Sunday, my dear!

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