Lately I’ve been struggling with my sparkles. You see, life is chaotic. Stay at home mom? Eh…not so much! Work at home mom…much more accurate! And I work LONG hours. I might have groaned aboutbitched about mentioned this before. When I say long hours, I mean from about 7:00 am to no less than 1:00 am. I’m not complaining (much) because we need the money and I don’t mind hard work a bit!
Work in itself has not been an issue. The addition of the Drama Queen 3 months ago has been a HUGE issue. She is disrespectful, hateful, difficult, and has been hurting my babies’ feelings way too much for way too long. It’s funny what 3 years of bad parenting can do to a kid. But it is what it is, and it is now mine to fix. I’ll go into this later but tonight is all about the sparkles!
I’ve been trying to get all of my work done and register the girls for school this week. CRA-ZY! Bug was simple, but the Drama Queen has already drained hours and we’re still not there yet. We’ve got this! But I’m stressed, and I’m behind. So where, oh where, do I find my sparkles this week? I was struggling. And then….
For no particular reason, on any given Thursday, B brought these home! They’re beautiful, and although they don’t actually sparkle, they make me feel sparkly! I sent him to the store for some things on his way home from the gym and although these weren’t on the list, they made their way in to the buggy, through check out, and in to my heart!
They are sitting beautifully on my counter as a reminder that no matter what, no matter the trials and tribulations we’ve encountered, this man loves me, and he thinks of and appreciates me. He’ll never know how much these simple gestures mean to me. Simple words cannot express true emotions. I try to express my emotions but some things cannot be spoken, they have to be felt.
So tonight, I’ll ignore the drama and enjoy the beauty! And I’ll sparkle in the fact that B still loves me. Love is a difficult thing to hold on to. Things, life, people can get in the way of true love if you let them. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkles or the beauty! Live in the moment and make that moment live forever. That’s my plan! Have a great week and Sparkle On!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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