C and D

C and D

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dear boys...

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 begins, I have a few things I want to pass on to you........As a stay at home mom, for better or worse, all of my focus is on you :) Sometimes I think about cleaning toilets and showers, cooking meals and taking care of your daddy, but mainly I think about y'all ;) Annndddddd I think a lot so here a few of the lessons I have been rolling around in my brain the past year and I want to pass on to you.......

1) Your attitude and perspective is EVERYTHING.

This has been something that has taken me awhile to really grasp in my heart so I'm hoping I can share the love and y'all will pick it up quicker than I have....

It all came to me one day as I was running very very early in the morning this fall and I saw ^^^. I hate mornings, and I really don't particularly enjoy running, but I did love seeing an absolutely gorgeous sunrise that I never would have taken in if I hadn't been up that early, and running. There is always always ALWAYS good. If you want to see it. You can choose to focus on the bad parts of your life, the parts that are hard, the parts that make you sad etc etc etc OR you can spend your time thinking about all of the good, and actually seeing it. Trust me when I tell you that it will make all of the difference in the world if you do the latter. Thinking negatively will do nothing for you. Absolutely nothing. It won't change a circumstance, it'll just make ya pissy. So look for the good, grasp onto it as tightly as you can and think only of that. No matter what you are going thru, where you are, who you are with, there is ALWAYS beauty, if you want to see it. So look my dear boys....look for it.

2) Salt water heals everything.

Ain't that the truth! Hopefully I will have adequately shown you the healing powers that the ocean has by the time you read this (we do in fact live 10 miles from the beach ;) ), but sweating it out and crying it out are just as effective. One way or another, GET IT OUT.

One Sunday, Decky, you weren't feeling very well but the weather was awesome, so I made the executive decision to skip church and hit the beach! This is one example of about 100 where I swear, salt water has healed you. A few good hours playing in the water, breathing in the awesome fresh salty air, connecting with nature..........it always helps.

There's just something about the smell once you start getting close, that salt water smell, that brings peace to (my) your heart and no matter what you have going on, you take a deep breath, relax and everything doesn't seem as overwhelming as maybe it was before you came. Its SIMPLE. And simple can be good.

So whenever you find yourself in a tough spot and you don't know what to do........its ok to have a good cry. Get it out. If you need to go for a run, get on it boys. Sweat it out. If you live near the water, take a ride and spend some good quality time breathing in the salty air, enjoying the magnificence that is the ocean and thinking about all the good in your life. When you leave, I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE, you will feel better.

Both of you are at home when we go to the water......I hope you never ever ever lose that and if you do, that's what this message is for. Go back. It'll make your heart go.

Love you two so much......you are both turning into the coolest little boys and daddy and I are so proud of you. Stay cool, stay positive and know that mommy will never stop being all up in your business like this ;) <3 br="">