Life has been stressful this summer. My mom’s health is declining, My sister is not handling the situation well.
When I am at home with my children and husband, I try to savor every moment. In the house I grew up in, stress from outside could mean turmoil inside. The stress was like a snowball gaining momentum as it came down the hill.
I’ve always tried to do things differently as a parent and as a wife. Sometimes it is hard, as there is still this deep down tendency to want to lash out at others.
I am grateful for my family. They are my soft place to fall, a safe port in the storm.
I have been savoring every moment with my family. Soon school will start again and I won’t have so much time to enjoy with the kids.
I’ve been trying to make our home one where others can savor as well. I truly enjoy doing thinks like making a nice meal.
Of course my husband and kids know what is going on with my mom. I just don’t want that situation to be the dominant theme in my home. There is still plenty of love to go around.