Monday, March 28, 2011
me as I am
I caught a look at myself in the mirror the other day, it stopped me in my tracks.
I recognised the person I saw but I also was surprised at who I was looking at.
I have changed in many ways over the years since I have had children.
I still look the same, but I also look very different.
I have grown in more ways than one:
my ability to juggle more than one task
my ability to cook for greater numbers
my ability to clean faster and more efficiently
my ability to carry on more than one conversation at once
my ability to drive a car whilst listening to fighting and screaming
my ability to manage a household
my ability to remain patient under difficult circumstances
my ability to discipline more than one child at once
have all been great skills to learn.
They also have come at a cost:
I look plainer
I feel tireder
I am more overweight
I am out of touch with fashion
I am ordinary to look at
I spend my time at home
I am homely
I have bags under my eyes
I often speak with a slur from tiredness
I spend less time on myself
As I looked in the mirror I realised that I would not trade any of these things because I now:
love who I am
have more love in my heart
am living my dream
find joy in my children
cherish my husband
know where I am going with my life
know what I want from life
am feeling happiness
and want to be me.
I looked at myself and decided to just take me as I am.
This is who I am.
It is who I want to be.
This is number 16 in my happiness list.
p.s: congratulations to Em from Inspired coincidences you are the winner of the 5 Spiritual Solutions Book Giveaway - enjoy and watch out for your email from me. x