I am the mama of a little boy, and as great as it is to get to stay at home with my son sometimes people don’t realize what that actually means. I’m not kicking back and just doing whatever it is I want. Some people forget the sacrifices women give up. I want to share with you what it’s really like for us moms who have chosen to stay at home with our kids.
A little over two years ago, I found this site to write my stories and share with people the life lessons I have been taught throughout the years. But about a year ago I began to lose myself for good reason though. I was becoming a mother, I found out I was pregnant at the age of 21. I was lost, confused, and more importantly scared, I didn’t know what the world had in store for me but I thought I was sure enough I would make it through it. I had the love of my life beside me to help me figure it all out, I wasn’t alone.
Years ago, it seemed quite impossible at times to find happiness quite easily, but today I found out why these moments meant the world to me. True happiness is when there is no effort in smiling, when you can laugh at the smallest thing and know it’s okay, you don’t have to be sorry for eating a whole plate of food, or two donuts. But the story I’m about to tell you, the place I’m about to take you with my words will show you true happiness.
People talk about the temporary things in life all the time, but what about the things that are constant? Or the things that decipher us from children to adults? Somethings are never discussed until we get to be a certain age, but why? These lessons we learn in life are meant to lead us to the destination in which Earth believes is right for us. But sometimes we need to take a second to take in all the lessons and just see what makes us different then others in this world that is trying to uniform us. The questions and theories we discuss, and don’t discuss, lead us to the lessons we’re supposed to learn growing up, but what happens if we miss one along the road? What’s in store for us then?
Three years ago I left the state of Michigan to go to North Carolina on a family vacation. It was my brothers, sisters, and I's first time being so far away from where we called home. It was full of new surprises every time we would make it into another state. Every year since then I have made a trip down to the mountains, not always for a particular reason but more of a way to just appreciate the scenery.