Lately, all of the mindset work has me thinking about all of the wonderful things I have in my life. Things I am grateful for and that are irreplaceable. Like the simple fact that I’ve always had my husbands support for my my business endeavors, my hobbies, my creative ideas and just about anything I choose to do. So I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know how thankful I am to have such a wonderful husband and father to our son!
Here are 10 ways my husband supports me:
He’s gotten up between 3:30am and 5:30 am for the last 16 years to work to support our family.
He loans me money without discussion (well most of the time)!
He sacrifices his time with me and cares for our son when I have to work late.
He understands growing a business/dream takes time and tries (very hard) not to get frustrated.
He offers to proofread my blogs for me and I need to take him up on it so he will actually read them (plus I’ve had poor editing of my own posts as of late).
He’s ALWAYS excited about my new ideas!
He LOVES seeing me excited and passionate about my writing!
He loves that I am showing our son that moms work hard too.
He realizes that the coaching and education I receive for my business also helps me grow as a person.
He is still here loving and supports me daily!
Thank you my sweet husband, David.
Our Christmas is a bit different this year because we are dealing with the loss of my mother as well as having some financial issues. We are trying to sell our house in Memphis since the markets picked up just enough we can pay off the mortgage. However, we didn’t anticipate on some or the repairs we are having to do. It just seems like every time we turn a corner something drags us back down. Can you relate?
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I started writing to Jackson in February 2009 – yes, a whole 7 months before he was born. Before we knew he was a “he”. Before we had a car seat or knew how our lives would change. Those letters in that little notebook detailed his beginning, and every so often I’ll open the notebook and write him a letter and a prayer that’s specific to what’s going on at the time. I think this has been such a fun activity as a mom to share with him exactly what I was feeling, or being able to recall a memory so specifically.
I wanted to take it further than just “baby book” entries, or filling in simple dates. I probably started this in a simple notebook with a hard cover because we were a military family on one income and baby books can be really expensive. Whatever the reason, I love writing to him. I hope I can make Tanner’s book just as good.
I encourage you to take a moment and write to your children. It doesn’t need to be an entire book, but a note to convey your place as their mom in this moment. Connect with them through your words. What a fun keepsake to have as they grow old!
I’ll leave you with an example of one of my entries. Have an amazing week!
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