Wednesday, August 6, 2008

On Balance

Today I've been introspective and thinking about my life and finding balance in it. Two of my children started school last week and I carpool them twice a day. They have extracurricular activities that they are involved in too. This week there's been dental and doctor appointments in addition to our usual commitments. I have to admit I'm feeling tired. I really feel it's important that my children have well rounded lives that include school, their own interest and family life. I'm glad that I have a job that allows me to work weekends and be with them during the week. But, all of this is not without sacrifice. I struggle to make sure that I get enough time for me as woman and individual and enough time to be a good wife to my husband. It's hard and anyone that says differently is lying. Sometimes I do well...sometimes I don't, but I can honestly say each day I try my very best and I'm glad to experience this journey known as motherhood, bumps and all. I think true balance is about recognizing that the scales of life will sway side to side often, but that we should continue to try and right them with a mixture of love, life and laughter.