Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I do it for:
I do what I do, for my sweet children. I do what I do for Olivia because I love her. I love her smile, her spunk, her strong will, her sweet way.
I love this boy. I love Ian's sense of humor, his kind nature, his loving ways, and I love how affectionate he is.
I love Hannah. I love this little girl who is so grown up in so many ways. I love how she nurtures, how she wants to please, how she cares, and how kind and thoughtful she is. I love that she truly shows respect and empathy towards me.
I made it through the day. I made it though my meetings. I put in about 5.5 hours today. I did the dishes tonight, caught up on blogs and emails, and enjoyed some down time. Tomorrow is a new day of testing out a new schedule, but we're making do.
Olivia is getting there with her sleep training. When I said I'm "not a fan", that doesn't mean I think it's the wrong thing to do. Because I have, at some point, done so with all three of my children. It's a hard, hard, hard thing. But. With in a week, I'm done, and it's worth it. We're still progressing through ups and downs, but the end is in site. I hear you, though... I hear all those Mom's out there that have agreed with me that it is such a hard lesson to teach. Kids need their sleep. Mother's need their children to sleep. Siblings needs their younger brother's and sister's to sleep. So what ever you do, and how ever you make it work - - keep it up. We're all in this together. To those Mom's that don't know quite what to do about it yet - - time is the answer. In time you'll find what works, or in time you find a way to cope - no matter what your solution is.
Until later in the week.....