Ever miss the extra time you had to nurture your relationship with your spouse or boyfriend? Remember life before children entered the picture? The endless hours you had together to do whatever you wanted? How wonderful it was to sleep in in the morning? How relaxing it was to have your coffee and sit comfortably reading a newspaper or book uninterrupted?
Would I give up being a Mother and having kids to get it all back?
No, of course not!
What I do though … is cherish the moments that hubby and I do get to spend together without the little ones around. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, we don’t waste any time or opportunity. We are so much better as a couple, as a team, as friends when we get time to spend together talking, playing or just being without the children around wanting and needing us. Most of the time, we get so wrapped up in the parenthood thing and the monotonous routine of life, that we often forget to give attention to each other and to our relationship. No ones fault. It happens and sometimes it even goes unnoticed. *Sigh* ~ family life.
Every now and then I hop onto the computer and pull up Picasa so I can stroll through all the photos my hubby has stored away for us in albums. It’s fun looking back and reminiscing about trips we took, places we visited, events we attended or just things we did. Looking back at photos really puts life into perspective for me and it’s amazing the emotions and feelings that surface simply by looking through old photos. It makes me value my life and everything that’s in it in a way nothing else can. All my whining and complaining about not having enough ME time or enough time with my hubby gets washed away as I enjoy remembering moments we experienced as a family through a simple gallery of memories.
A photo tells a story. To me, each one is … priceless.
How do you re-focus yourself when life gets you down?
When you’re bored?
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