Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Good morning.. is it Friday yet? All About Me Part 2

Ok so the week hasn't started off that bad that I am hoping for it to be Friday but really it's that I have been so busy lately and I only have more to do this week that I can't wait for the weekend. First I must say to everyone that won a book from here and won the Bloggy Giveaway, I am sorry you have not received them yet. I just mailed them. I know I know its later than I said and I should have made it to the post office days ago. But it has been crazy. But the gifts are on their way and I thank you for your patience!!!

Now on to my other news of the day... I just found out yesterday that a close friend of mine had her husband die over in Iraq on May 2nd. THey are both in the marines and have only been married a short time. They were both stationed over there and planning on coming home in December to move to their home state, Colorado, and truly begin their family and life together. My heart just breaks for her! I can't believe her best friend, her soulmate, is gone and she will have to bury him this young in their lives and marriage. (be forewarned strong feelings coming up) I HATE the "war" in Iraq. I don't even call it a war but America sending over our people to die while cleaning up the mess of another counrty. Why don't we keep our people here to better our own country? You know we have highest crime rate in the world? That is INSANE. There are so many things I love about America but so many things I think we lack on and are behind with. Like maternity leave, family values, the drinking and drug problems, crime, school systems, work and unemployment, immigrant problems, gas prices, the list goes on and on. I am counting down the days til the election. I really hope that we get our people out of there and back home. On that note I am happy to remote that another friend of mine will be having her husband return home to her on Friday from his year long adventure being in Iraq.

Ok enough on that... just makes me sad and angry. So on to my books.... I haven't read a thing this weekend. I just didn't have time and now after reading several other opinions, blogs, and thinking about things I am not sure whether I will read the books or not. I might just read them anyway so that I have an understanding of the books and where they are coming from. I like to be educated on both sides and then form an opinion afterwards. So if you have any good books you recommend that are fullfilling, enlightening and move you pelase leave a comment and let me know.

Now to add on a bit more in my All About Me series.. being the only girl and middle child has given me quite the seat in life. I tend to take on the motherly role to everyone I meet including my own mother. Not because I am bossy (well maybe I can be) but because I have this nuturing side I just can't control. I was always good with children and children were drawn to me. I baby sat my own life and if I could have kept doing it while being a mother I would have! I loved watching children grow, learn new things, say the funniest things, and have so much energy. This love and passion made for one sure thing- I was going to be a mother. I didn't know what else I would do in life but I knew for sure that I was going to be a mother. And now that I am a mother of 2 I think it has been the most eye opening experience in my life. It constantly challenges me. I have to always be thinking that someone is watching every move that I make and that I must be doing the right thing to ensure these little girls do the right things as they get older. Have you ever wondered what you look like as a parent to your child? Wait til they are older say 5. When my daughter used to get in trouble I would have one hand on my hip and one finger shaking telling her no no no that is not ok. Well years later at age 5, I said something to my daughter only for her to turn around, hand on her hip, shaking her finger at me saying " no no mommy!" Wow is that what I look like? It is so easy to get lost in those moments. Over the years, I have seen more of myself in my daughter and it is quite frightening. But having these experiences are what keeps me going in life. It's what drives the fire. I know now that I have to finish school to show my girls that one day no matter what happens to them in life they can still finish school and it's important to do so. I know that I want to do well with my business, to show them that when they believe in something and are truly passionate it about it, success will come there way.

As you can see in part two, I am pretty passionate about motherhood and really underneath that I am passionate about being a strong woman. Believing in who you are, where you want to go, and knowing that you can do it on your own, is a message I try to live by, one I want to share with others, and an example I want to set for my girls.

There you have it. A little look into my weekend, today's thoughts, and little bit more about me. This week I have some more reviews, contests, and stories to share. I hope you decide to come back and hang out for a bit. Grab some coffee, I might long winded. ;)

Have a wonderful day. What is moving you this morning?


sara l. said...

Hey Dawn! I wanted to let you know that I recieved my package yesterday...We've been on vacation so I'm not sure exactly when it came, but anyways THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was like Christmas opening up all those goodies! :)
And if you're looking for a good, spiritual book I read "It's All About Him" by Denise Jackson (Alan's wife) and it was a really moving book for me! Thanks again for my box of goodies...It really made my day! Hope you have a great weekend!
Sara L.