This was a hard week for me to come up with wins. Our house is a mess. We have had one flood back in May, where the construction has yet to be completed. Last week, we had a second larger flood that has taken out half of our downstair’s flooring. The house will be under construction the entire summer the way this is going.
My middle child also landed up with second degree burns from a sunburn that he received on a rafting trip at camp. He was miserable for days. As I have quoted in a previous blog, “you are only as happy as your least happy child.”
I have also been full of self doubt and continue to get stuck on what “should” have happened for me this year if I had not injured myself. I have also lost my patience with my kids more times than I can count. I often have a hard time letting things go.
Regardless, of all of these little things , I’m trying my best to find some good in day to day life. (Yes, these are all little in the scheme of life). I realize that none of this is earth shattering and they won’t matter as much as time passes. My house will be fixed, my son’s burns will continue to heal and I will move past what could have been for me & appreciate this alternative route that I have been given. I also know that my kids will eventually grow up & will hopefully listen more. (Please let that be true!!)
As for my wins-
1. I had two fun kid-free adventures within the last week with friends. For the first one, there are no pictures to document that it happened, but it was great regardless. I met up with an old friend that I hadn’t seen in almost a year and we went to Carowinds together. We had a blast riding every roller coaster we could. When we got nauseated, we sat down and talked for a long time. We caught up on all the craziness of the past year & truly enjoyed each other’s company.
I also went to a concert with a friend to see one of my favorite bands from my teenage years. The Indigo Girls delivered a phenomenal show & we sang along to all our favorite songs.
2. After just about 6 months, I have been released from Physical Therapy. I am free to resume my aerial practice, with minimal restrictions. My shoulder isn’t perfect, but I have gained much of the strength & stability back that I had lost. This will continue to be a lesson in moderation & patience for me, as I don’t want to land up where I started. I was fortunate to have a phenomenal physical therapist, who took the time to learn about the aerial arts, so he could truly help me. He was also very patient with me and answered about 8 zillion & one questions.
3. My in-laws are visiting this week and are looking for houses to eventually move down here from New York. It will be amazing to have them close by after being apart from them for the past decade. My children will truly benefit from having their grandparents as part of their day to day life. My hubby and I will surely benefit from date nights where we don’t have to pay for a babysitter, as well. Life is good!
What are your wins??