Right now we as a family are shifting again. Our son enters high school next year. He's already made the high school baseball team as an 8th grader. I know, what? But it happens here. We are embracing this life with more confidence than other stages in our life for some reason. Perhaps we are finally doing a better job of balancing work and home. Letting go of my desire to be a money making artist and shifting to full-time teaching has removed an unbelievable amount of stress. The kids being more independent has also altered our lifestyle. It's a delicate combination of it all. Honestly. I love our little life right now. And although I have my days where after being in the van 4.5 hours in one afternoon getting everyone where they need to be I think "what the hell?".... I find myself quickly calming down and refocusing. The old me woulda had a hissy fit and yelled at everyone. This me just said, "I'm getting in the hot tub. Who's joining me?" Really, in the end it's the Momma I want to be and need to be for them.
This is my path. My one chance to be the most amazing Mother, Wife and Friend. I find joy in this path. And although I may trip every once-in-awhile, find that it's an amazing path laid perfectly just for me to navigate.