Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pearls of Wisdom

Hi! I have an amazing friend, she's extraordinary, thoughtful, insightful and clever. She has 6 children! All gorgeous, involved in sports and the oldest (in college) attend a good school in D.C. Everyone should be so fortunate to have a friend like her in your life.   This summer has been tough and LONG.  I called her today and I immediately felt relaxed and dare I say it, calm. All I said was Hi and she immediately went into "what can I do, what do you need". I love her. All I wanted was to chat and hear that it gets easier. She offered sage advice. She put things in perspective, helped me realize that what's important is my children, not my house, laundry or filling out the baby books. She told me not to worry if my house is not up to "Southern Living" and that she would give anything to have a lego stuck on the bottom of her foot. I always thought I was born to be a mother and she truly was born for that. She is a mother to all of us "new" mothers. My favorite "pearl" was to pick a day during the week, stay in our jammies and just play all day. LOVE THIS IDEA. These years fly by and I want to cherish every minute with them. Spread the word, stay in and play!
Good night and please pray that Clara will wear her diaper all day tomorrow, I'm tired.