Today has been an almost perfect day. It started with prayer and reflection and two cups of wonderfully dark coffee. My fridge is full of healthy food, so I have eaten good things and the sun has been shining so the birds have been singing to me all day. I even had a friend over and she and her son were with us for most of the morning. We took a walk to the park and pet a cute little puppy on the way. It has all been very pleasant and invigorating.
It was not too long ago that I admitted to myself and on this blog (20 Random Things) that I don’t love being a stay-at-home-mom. Ever since then, I have actually been happier in my vocation. I must have given up trying to love it and trying to be the stay-at-home mom I thought I should be. Now I try to be me, at my best, while raising my girls. It seems to be a much better way for me to live. So what if I’m not the best cook, a super creative decorator, or even a morning person? I am Holly and I have children. I like to write, to visit with friends, to be outside slowly enjoying nature, to watch American Idol, to reflect on life and God, and to dream. If I can get all those things in a day or so, I am a happy mom. And all the other things that moms have to do, peacefully and happily fall into place.