16 Nov 2011, 9:17am
Chronicles Of A Stay At Home Mom:


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  • Chronicles: The Feeling Of Togetherness

    The past couple of weeks I’ve had an undercurrent of emotion flowing through my mental body (that would be my brain…).   Knowing that D is just about done with school has a lot to do with it.  We moved back East nearly 4 years ago so my husband could go to school for accounting.  It has not been easy on so many levels and in so many different ways, but next spring will be his LAST semester.

    Our lives have revolved around papa’s study time.  We take what we can and enjoy every second because there isn’t much to go around.  Last night, I took the kids out on an unusually late evening shopping trip.  It was 7pm!  We left while papa stayed and studied.  But before we did, Cy said, “Mama, let’s go, but I don’t want papa to go.”  I asked him why and he said, “Because papa has to do his school stuff, I don’t want him to go so he can do his school stuff.”  Even my little boy knows how important it is for papa to study.

    I can’t even really express the peace I’ve been feeling knowing that we are on the right track.  We came here with a goal in mind and we’re achieving it.  It’s getting easier for me to think straight and organize my life, to feel confident as a mother, to appreciate certain talents I might have.  All of these pieces in my life are starting to come together instead floating around out there waiting for me to “get a grip”.  Life lessons have equipped me to grab these parts of myself and line them up.  Hence, my overwhelming sense of “togetherness”. 

    I truly believe there is nothing worse than a scattered mind.  It was so tiring being a disjointed fragment of what I should/could be.  Glad I’m getting it “together” and developing a solid, confident “grip”.

    O am going to miss you so much when you are California bound! Love you girl!!!!

    16 Nov 2011, 12:12pm
    by Carissa Jackson


    I’m so proud of your familly. All the hard work and sacrifices are going to pay off! I know it wasn’t easy to move away. You are truly a selfless wife and mommy. God is going to bless that. Rewards are just around the corner. Is the plan to stay back East? Move back? We all miss and love you… I, in particular, do.

    16 Nov 2011, 5:39pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    Thank you both! I love you guys. Your comments, thoughts and messages mean so much to me.
    Kissa, I miss you too *besos*

    And, Deb, I will miss you terribly!!

    I really like this post. I am still trying to get it “together” over here. But, I feel that I am getting closer. I am kind of “owning” more of my experiences, strengths, and weaknesses and that feels good.

    How do you feel like you were able to be less “scattered” and more together during this time? Did you do something new?

    8 May 2012, 7:41am
    by Mommy Hobbies


    What made me feel ‘less scattered’ was the fact I started to connect with parts of myself. It’s easy to say, ‘yes, I know I have such and such shortcoming’ or ‘yes, I’m trying to work on my motivation, or focus’ but when I actually CONNECTED with those facts and began to really, really see it, it was embarrassing and difficult but such a relief to finally take control of myself. Connecting with those facts is SO much different than just *knowing* those things about yourself. Certain situations in my life gave me the strength and I was able to finally make a difference in myself.
    I hope this makes sense.

    Yes, that makes sense to me somehow…lol. I feel like its probably just the Lord bringing me into a new season. I think I am “connecting” too and it feels good. I am so thankful!

    Again, I really am loving your blog!

    8 May 2012, 10:06pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    Aw, honored to have you on board with me!! You’ll find that I am not short of passion or opinions. heh.


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