Sappy Mess...It must be the weather

I am an emotional wreck today. I have no idea why but I think it is this dreary weather that we have been having lately in PA. It started this morning when I dropped my kids off. Palmer cried as I was leaving and calling "momma" very loudly. Then Emily, who never gets that upset when I leave, was a little more clingy than usual. We have this routine where she waits by the window and I go out to the car and before getting in I wave, blow kisses, make silly faces, and essentially make a complete fool of myself to make her laugh. Today she waved but when I got in my car I noticed that she had tears streaming down her cheeks. I could see her face turn a little pink as she tried not to let herself cry and I had to hurry out of the parking lot before she saw me cry. I get teary just thinking about it.

Kids are funny that way. Daily life whizzes by at 100 mph and we spend so much time running from place to place, worrying about everything, and just struggling to get through a day. Then when you least expect it someone pulls the emergency brakes. I have read several blogs that talk about how we don't need a special day for mom's; that we should appreciate our moms everyday. While I agree, the reality is that we need a day designated to do this because sadly some of us with the best of intentions just fall short of doing that. I want to do that for all of the moms in my life and I need my family to do that for me...just one day of the year.

I got this email a long time ago and found out recently it is actually a book. A portion of the book was reprinted in an article I found online.

I got the email last year when I had been struggling with finding a job and was staying home with the kids. IF ever I read something that totally was an "aha" moment for me it was then.

1 comment:

Lins said...

Sorry to hear you had a rough day! Hopefully the clouds clear enough you can cheer up!