Last week I got that dreaded call “Mom, I was in an accident”. It’s the call you know as a mother before words are spoken that something is not right. EVERYONE OK! Fender Bender (or so we thought). Actually the other car OK but our car did not fair so well…the word totaled from the insurance stinks. We both loved that car. I scored that car with very low miles at a good price and a great starter car. But………Starla is being put to pasture. Thankfully all ok and many lessons as a teenager being learned about value of a car, miles, the privilege of driving, safety, how insurance works, and about accidents in general. It is a humbling experience that I remember as a teen and now as a Mother. (To my parents I now say I am sorry! I know, I know, I know now just what I put you through!). I just breathed through it all minus the bouts of panic every time he leaves the house. This I know for sure..there are always lessons to be learned and as we tackle this stuff with insurance, car shopping, balancing being thankful he is ok with punishment to learn from this, etc. I recognize he is growing up. He needs these lessons.
But the tea he just delivered sure made me feel good…..
On top of that we are house hunting, looking into house additions/renovations, managing a Dog who ate a pan of bacon grease, school registrations and I just want to scream. Not to mention planning a wedding and more! Who knew this would be so much at one time. Please do not get me wrong….I am not complaining. I am blessed.
Each and every day I look at that roof over my head, the man who loves me, our ever growing family (no more kids!) that we are connecting together (which is not easy) and I know for sure………
Life is Good.
Life has rough patches, blessings, easy times, but this I know for sure. There is a plan, it may not meet your timing but every day there is something to be grateful for. Look for the lessons, don’t dwell on the things you cannot control. Those dark times pass……
The truth is that the world isn’t really as it is, but as we see it. And we all see it differently. If you end up living a boring, miserable life because you completely ignored yourself and instead listened to a parent, a peer, or some gal on TV telling you how to live your life, then you have no one but yourself to blame. Honestly, the smartest and most courageous act is simply to think for yourself and listen to you own intuition. It’s better to die your way, than live someone else’s idea of your life.”
14 thoughts on “Life……Never One Thing at a Time”
Your cup is full , the joys of being a Mom… This is why I colour my hair otherwise I would have been all grey by the age of 30!!!! wishing you all the best.
LOL…..ME TOO ANNIE and first grey showed up when he got license. Wine too….I feel like a vineyard would be a good investment. LOL. Thank you so much. Nice to know not alone!
And so it begins…..the pleasures of having kids lol…glad I’m done!
just as long as I know there is life after Debbie ♥ you give me hope LOL
Well said … Icould sense your heart in your writing and art.
Thanks Linda…never know when to share or not share as I tend to just pour it out. who I am which is ok
And we thought the “terrible twos” were tough. Each year as they grow up the issues become a bit more complex. Life…..Sometimes we just have to take a deep breath, or in some instances a gulp!!! Thinking of you…
so true Terry! When they are 2 you control their environment….at 16 you pray you have done good for them to pick a good environment. THanks!
At least he is alright, metal can be replaced, but he can’t. Enjoy motherhood it never stops flying at you even when they move out and onward.
Thanks Eliza! I was thankful he and everyone was ok. Looking at this for the lessons it gives.
just found you and was wondering a couple things. 1) what kind of journals do you use? and 2) do you teach how to do this?
Hi Kelly! So glad you happened upon me. To answer your questions:
1) Journals that I Love found here: https://tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/product-category/retail-items/artjournals/
2) Lots of information on my blog: http://www.tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/blog including the materials I use. Plus I post my calendar of teaching and events here: https://tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/events/
and make sure to check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tracyweinzapfelstudios. Lots of information. I have a YouTube Channel with all my videos too: https://www.youtube.com/user/TraceB5
Please join us LIVE for Mixed Media Monday: https://tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/art-journal/mixed-media-mondays-3/
thanks so much for the reply tracy. i’m going to check out those links. sounds like lots of good learning material for me. i havent yet done any art journals, the concept is new and intriguing to me and i am looking to learn about it and then eventually take the plunge. At which point i hope to join in on your fb page! thanks!
Great Kelly! Happy to help and inspire where I can!