Thursday, July 8, 2010

Someone Needs a Time Out

Where has the summer gone? I feel like I blinked and here it is almost the middle of July already. So many things to do and just not enough time and resources to get it all done. Things have really picked up with the Monterey Pass Battlefield. I say how this summer has gone by so quickly but here I am wishing that we can fast-forward time to one year from now to see a key portion of the battlefield actually preserved and owned by Washington Township. It will be a wondrous day, to see part of what my husband has worked for over the last 12 years come to fruition. Many a day he has spent working towards this goal and I know that this will be the first of many that we will see over the course of the next few years.

Sometimes it is hard as a wife and mother, to have patience and let time take its course when it comes to the dreams and goals of your family. You just want to take charge and speed things up to get them to where they want to be in life. To make all their hopes and dreams come true. But as a wife and a mother, you have to realize that life in general is a learning experience. They have to get through all the trials and tribulations in achieving their goals, otherwise they would learn nothing from it and it wouldn't mean as much.

The older I get the more I realize that sometimes it is better to sit back and smell the roses and enjoy what life has put in front of you without jumping to conclusions, overreacting and sweating the small stuff. Enjoy life, enjoy your family and your love, because if you do that, you will have lived a happy and content life. And when I am 80, sitting in my rocking chair, and my grandkids ask me what I did in life, that is what I want to tell them, that I enjoyed life, built a strong family with a wonderful husband and raised two wonderful children who grew up to be amazing adults. That I have lived a complete life because I enjoyed and cherished every moment of it. And as a wife and mother, that is the best life I could ever imagine and all I could ever want.

And to my husband, yes, I get a little nutty sometimes but you know my heart is in the right place because it is always with you.

1 comment:

  1. Very good little article. Good job Alicia and glad to see you posting again.