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For the Night

March 14th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in visualization

Ah, finally it is only 9p and I don’t feel like I’m rushing to get things done around the house so I can have some bit of time to myself before I have to go to bed. I go to bed pretty early these days because little miss Lily Bean sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night for a binky emergency or a feeding or whatever-it-is that she needs. During the week, Dave gets up with her, but over the weekend, I have most of that responsibility, so I have to get lots of rest — as much as I can, in case she gets up and stays up.

I got the whole house cleaned up today. Vacuumed two rooms (the living room and Lily’s room, which are the two rooms in the house with the most traffic for Lily), and did around 3 loads of laundry. Cleaned the kitchen for the most part, and even re-arranged her furniture. I still have more to do, but it can’t all be done while she is sleeping because most of it I need to be in her room in order to complete it (like organize her closet space). So right now, I have a bit of time for myself. I don’t want to think about chores, such as whipping out our carpet steam cleaner to clean our floors, or cleaning the kitchen, or organizing the bedroom space, etc. I just want to maybe draw a little, write a little, read a little, and then hop into bed. That’s my visualization for the night.

Our Gift

March 8th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in gratitude, received

I haven’t done a gratitude list in a long time, and it’s about time I do one, don’t you think? As part of this site’s policy, I want to recognize all the good things in my life, and visualize all the beautiful things to come. All positive energy, no negative energy. I want to keep it that way. Today’s general gratitude is for my loving husband.

You see, Dave and I have been best friends for approximately 12 years. We’ve been together for 10 of those years. We’ve been married for almost 2 of those years. It’s been a really awesome journey — hardly any fights or arguments (some disagreements, of course), and always respect and communication. Our “status” in our family have always been ongoing and transient, but what always remains consistent is our love for each other and our dedication to each other. We went from best friends to lovers to roommates to engaged couple to married couple to mommy and daddy. All in the span of 12 years. Now, I’m a working mommy and he’s a stay-at-home daddy. While he could have argued to apply for jobs in IT, he didn’t, because he wanted to stay home with our baby because I had to work. I totally appreciate and am grateful for this role he is so willing to play. He’s a great daddy to our Lily Bean, and I’m grateful that he is so wonderful with her, able to pick up the responsibility where many men fall short at. He willingly takes care of her, and willingly dedicates his whole days to her. I always knew I could trust him, but I didn’t realize the extent of my love for him and my trust in him until I saw him become a father to our baby girl. He’s been there since day one. He’s been loving, kind, present since day one. He’s been a loving, doting father since day one. Since we found out we were pregnant. He talked to the belly, he held her on the day she was born, he took care of her and woke up with her in the middle of the night when I couldn’t. I couldn’t have chosen a better father for my daughter. He is seriously our gift from the universe.