Weekend Fun + A Realization

This past weekend was awesome. The weather was just right and we took advantage as much as we could. On Saturday, we were out and about all morning and early afternoon, going to my oldest’s baseball game, then to his soccer camp. My youngest wasn’t into either of his brother’s activities, which, unfortunately, prevented me from seeing them too. Hmph. I guess playing on the playscape is just more important for a 2 year old. I can dig it.

Sunday was Mother’s Day and I was treated to a nice card from the boys, then they went to church with their grandparents, which gave my hubby and I the chance to go to breakfast ALONE. Yay! We went to our favorite breakfast spot, The Fly Trap in Ferndale, and left with full bellies and smiles on our faces. Then, we went to Menard’s for the first time. One of my husband’s coworkers talks about Menard’s like it’s the best store to have ever been created in the history of the creating stores. In my opinion, it was AIGHT. It reminds me of a combination of Home Depot and Big Lots. Weird, right? In any event, we left there and went back home, and the boys came home shortly thereafter. Instead of having them nap, I got the bright idea to go to the Detroit Zoo. The weather was just too nice to take naps. After the winter we had we’re getting outside as much as possible! So, we hit up the zoo, and if that wasn’t enough, we went to another playground after leaving the zoo. I have to say, it was one of the best days I can remember having in a long time, and definitely my best Mother’s Day to date.

Having two wonderful, family-filled days like I had got me to thinking. I thought about all of the fun we had, and I wondered if I could make that happen more often. I can plan things for the weekend, for sure, but I really believe that coming home to be with the boys is what’s required. We’ve had the goal of me being a stay-at-home mom, and especially with us now homeschooling, we’re working even harder to make it happen. However before I step away from corporate America, I thought I should start some sort of home-based business in order to still keep the household income stream going. I’d been racking my brain thinking of different opportunities I could take advantage of in order to make this happen. Then today, while listening to a book that I’ll be sharing my thoughts about on a later post, a realization hit me: In this season of my life, my main job is to be a wife and mother. That’s it. That’s enough. Quite honestly, those are the two most important jobs I’ll ever have. I’m becoming to terms with that. I had to check myself when I started to feel bad about not moving at warp speed to get a business started. I realized that I am the CEO of this family, and that’s where I’m supposed to be. Knowing that makes this journey of leaving the corporate world and transitioning into full-time family-focused living easier. My mission is definitely clear.

I know that one day I’ll own my own business. It’s in my blood and in my soul. But during this short season with my kids, I’m going to work on being in each moment, grateful for what I have and not worry about what I don’t, and to show my kiddos that you can have it all in your lifetime, just not always at the same time.

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