February 18, 2012

Who I am

When Patrick and I got married 11 years ago, we bought a queen size bed. I vowed to  never get a king bed since I wanted to be able to feel Patrick next to me while I'm sleeping. So simple and so romantic.  

Fast forward to present day and it is rare that Patrick and I are alone in bed ---something about the kids and/or pets.  One night, I declared that in the near future I wanted a king size bed so we could all sleep cozy once again.  As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I remembered my vow 11 years ago and promised to stick with my simple, innocent, old way of thinking. 

When I was a little girl, I just wanted to get married and be a mom.  When I had Braden at the age of 26, I remember thinking that my two major goals of life had been accomplished and I was proud.  So simple and romantic.  

Fast forward to present day and life has happened at a rapid pace. Yet, when faced with some decisions lately, I am trying to remember my simple, innocent, clear expectations that I had as a little girl.  That untarnished, "live in the moment" little girl obviously knew back then what would made me the most happy. 

My family is what defines me.


Daniella said...

You are right! We tend to complain or want to change the things we chose (or want most in our life)! We have had a revolving number of guests in our bed too lately!