My blog is my journal...
as I face new things I write them here!
One day I will forget..
or one day someone will ask..
and I will have this to refer too..
memories to reference!
Tonight what is on my mind is redefining 'family'.
When you are married , 'family' means ALL of you,
hubby, you and kiddos!
And often planned family occasions are put off
until you can all be together!
BBQs are weekend affairs!
Nice restaurants are visited when all are able to go together..
Dinners outside or by candlelight
are reserved for those special gatherings
when all of you can be there!
As a married woman,
alot revolved around 'the man'!
(NOT A BAD THING!)
However...now there is NO man...
Dinners by candelight are me and the kids!
Restuarant dinners are an occasion planned by me alone
Family is redefined!
Tonight as I sat outside with my children
and we enjoyed the weather
and dinner on the porch
and I mourned, for a moment, what this USED to look like
and I remembered for a minute, what this WOULD have been
and then I looked around MY table
at my 3 children
this is it baby!
Its on you!
You are their family
They are yours!
These moments are mine to claim
and If I don't claim them...
no one else will!
Family has been redefined!
Now, I have to step up to the task
create those memories
around MY family table.....