All you need is love

Reading another blog that I follow got me thinking about my life up to this point. As a child and as we continue to grow, we all have hopes and dreams and things we want to do. Like most people, I had milestones that I wanted to reach by the time I was 30. I wanted to be married, have kids, a career, and a house. Have I accomplished these things? For the most part I have.

I am married to the greatest man ever. At least I think so =). We have 2 beautiful children, which you already know about if you read this blog. Now, as for a career, I guess it depends on how you look at it. Originally I wanted to be a teacher and that is what I went to school for. I pictured my life as a successful teacher with my own kids at home, a husband, maybe a dog, and we all lived in a great house with a yard, a picket fence, the works. When I had Paige, I decided to stay home with her and I did for 16 months. It just got to the point where we needed the money and I had to work. There were bad days, like any other job, but for the most part, I enjoyed what I did. And then I had my last job. It started out great, but a year or so after I had Mike, it went downhill and fast! The opportunity presented itself for me to once again be a stay at home mom.

In my eyes, staying home with my children is a career. A career that I wouldn't give up for the world! I think sometimes you have to be in my position to really understand why I feel it's a career. While I may not be paid with money, there are so many other more important rewards.

And for the we do not live in the house of our dreams. Far from it! But we are working on it and hopefully soon we will be able to improve our living quarters. But really, all this boils down to one simple thing....all you need is love. We have a roof over our heads. It may not be a great roof so to speak, but there are too many other people in this world that have nothing over their heads. We have food on our plates everyday. We may not have all the material possessions we would like, but who does? The basics are covered.

Love makes the world go round and love will keep us together. And together we will one day reach our goals. All you need is love!

1 comment:

Chris Umbel said...

Woohooo! I'm the greatest man ever!