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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Self Portraits with Ruby Remind to me Self Align

I was uploading some pictures from my camera the other day and ran across some pictures of me with Ruby. They were taken on a day when Bells was home sick and K. had already gone home for the day. It was one of those rare opportunities when Ruby and I actually had some uninterrupted alone time together that wasn't at the end of a long work day.

   Some of the pictures are not particularly flattering of Ruby and me. Ruby (with her lunch lingering on her face) and I ( with my lovely double chin), will probably not grace the beautiful cover of Parenting magazine. In spite of the lack of air brushing, I adore these pictures. Not only do the pictures bring back memories from an amazing afternoon with my daughter, but they serve as a reminder to relish every moment with her and that I LOVE being her mommy.

    Being at home everyday has many wonderful attributes. I don't have to care too much what I wear, I save a TON on gas, and I get to be with Ruby EVERYDAY! The bad part about staying home is that I tend to feel frumpy at times, I never go anywhere, and I forget to feel lucky to be with Ruby everyday.

     Most of the time I go about my day being a teacher, waitress, cleaning lady, and referee. By the time the end of the day comes, I'm exhausted from caring for three two year old children. Ruby is sick of having to share everything in the house, including her mommy!

      These pictures remind me to take the time, regardless of how tired I am at the end of the day, to really love on Ruby and to be just a mommy for a while.These pictures remind me what a GREAT time Ruby and I have together. These pictures remind me what a special gift I have from God. These pictures remind me that sometimes it's okay just to be the mom and nothing else. These pictures remind me to take it all in!


Anonymous said...

How true and how lucky you are to be able to stay at home and work with her on a daily basis. You will NEVER regret that when she gets older. Cherish each moment you have with her now because they grow up so fast.


Jessica said...

Thanks Sylvia,
I know I am lucky! It just easy to get caught up on the day to day and forget to act on it. I know I am probably not the only one out there who has had this revelation. I'd love to hear from some of my readers on their thoughts on this. Is it the same for mom's who work outside of the home? Or do they have a fresh excitement and praise of their child when they come home?

Anonymous said...

I remember times like that with you but you were a big time snuggler all of the time.
Love, Mom

Holly said...

Love the pics.... he he

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