12 November 2009

Just Freaking Great!

Okay. So this is just one of those things that I'm hoping happen to everyone else too. Maggie and I were at the mall and I couldn't resist the lure of the photo booth. But most of the buttons didn't work. When I tried to scroll and change the themes, or just get it to say anything other than, "I freaking love you," yeah...obviously I had no luck. I suppose it could be worse. I do, in fact, freaking love her, and she's freaking adorable - no one can argue that!

I saw a speaker this week, Eleni Kalakos of Eleni Speaks. At a meeting I attended on Tuesday we saw an abbreviated version of her Touch the Sky presentation. At the time, it was nice. She's a great singer and speaker, and I chuckled more than once at her recollections of being a teen-aged girl and then a young woman trying to follow her life's purpose and dream. All I could think, though, was that at this time and stage in my life, Maggie IS my purpose. I can't be running around chasing any other dream, even if I could tell you I had another dream. When I got home was when Eleni's words really sunk in. I want Maggie to feel 'cosmic goosebumps' and follow her dreams. Nothing I could think of for myself could top that. And a small part of me wasn't sure if this is good or bad. Am I still supposed to have dreams besides being a mother and wife? Will I have these sort of dreams when I'm not 'needed' by a little one 24/7? What do you think?

8 comments:

Wendy said...

I love that being YOU is being Maggie's Mom, but that is most certainly not all you are... I wonder if your Mom empty nested?

The Rudstroms said...

This gave C.O. and I pretty good chuckle. It's freaking funny.
--AnnMarie

daisy said...

I felt that way when I was younger...tho I had to work outside the home but I still wanted to be just a "mom" and be able to do all her activities, etc. I did that all thru her college even.

I do enjoy being a wife still and my husband works a pretty physical job so now I devote myself to him. I'm not sure if or when it will be "my" time but I'm ok with that.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

I'm a daughter, sister, wife and mother (my kiddies are now 29 & 30 - Aacckk!!) And I love being all those things, but we should all continue to have dreams, goals and aspirations our whole lives!! It's the idea of "HOPE" that is so good for our souls! Happy Friday to all!

Shannon said...

I think that our dreams are always evolving and when you are not needed 24/7 by Maggie, you will have some other dream that pops up. Maggie was certainly a dream that you didn't always have, so I'm sure more will come along. Although, after having her, I'm sure she will never be eliminated from the scope of your dreams at any point in the future!

siteseer said...

I often wondered too at the time, but for me being a 'mom' WAS my life's dream! It's what I always wanted and what I did well. And empty nest.... I'm loving that too. I still love having everyone around (like this afternoon and tomorrow) but I have lots more room lol. So for me, being a Mom IS who I am! Love, Love, Love it!! Oh yeah, Love the picture too lol Those machines are confusing and so expensive lol they used to be $.25

B Boys Mom said...

Our little ones grow so fast. It's great that all you want to do is be Maggie's mom right now. You will have time and have other dreams as she grows.

The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

That is freakin' adorable and freakin' hilarious! :-)

I really like what B Boys Mom said... Until about 5 years ago when we started planning for a family, I never thought I would be "just a mom." I always thought I'd have to work outside home to feel fulfilled. But I don't think that's the case anymore. Although, I do think it's good to have interests outside the family. But if the family is what excites you right now, go with it!