Yesterday when I was on a walk with the girls I asked Autumn what she wanted to be when she got older. I then told her all the things that I used to want to be when I was a little girl. I used to want…
- to be a teacher
- to be a nurse
- to be an actress
- to have my own restaurant
- to be a hairdresser
- to be a dancer
- to play music (clarinet) and teach music
- to be a writer
- to inspire others
- to be married and to be a mom
Sometimes I look back on my life and wonder what I could have been if I didn’t have kids…what road I would have chosen, but on that walk last night I realized that who I am today is all of those things. I am a teacher, teaching my kids both with homeschooling and in life through my example.
I am a nurse, taking care of everybody emotionally and physically. Kissing boo boos, preparing meals, listening to their frustrations or heartaches and making sure that they have a peaceful and healthy environment to thrive in.
I am an actress, when I have to persuade the kids to do things or make fun of a situation. Sometimes I even have to pretend to be happy or energetic even when I really don’t feel like it and have to entertain them or make them smile. I am a pretty good actress actually.
I have my own restaurant and sometimes even have to fill special orders (more often than I would like to).
Along with running my own restaurant, I am also a house keeper. I do the laundry and clean up after everyone too! It is a never-ending job.
I am a hairdresser, with two beautiful heads of hair to style.
I am a dancer, dancing around the living room to music and being silly with my girls.
I am a music teacher, teaching Autumn to read music and some basics on the clarinet.
I am a writer. I write this blog and share and connect with others. Hopefully I even inspire some people too!
I married my soul mate and together we have three beautiful girls.
I always loved the name Sara when I was little and would name my baby doll Sara. Now I have Kesara and Serafina. I guess I still really like that name!
I am a mom, but I am much more than that and all of you other mom’s are too! You are more than ‘”just a mom.” In fact, you have the most important job in the whole world!
Don’t ever forget that!