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.
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!