"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard

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Monday, September 29, 2008

A week in the life........

Im challenging myself..... to capture more of the real.... to forget less of the fake.... to remember why I am on this journey anyway... so here it is... day one...

I promise I changed 45 diapers today.. well not really but it sure felt like it... someone was always poopy... and crying o the crying.... I got up way too early this morning ..... and by noon I was feeling it. I was tired and sure the girls were going to tear the house down...
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The girls are getting big, heck they all are.. I cant believe the changes before my eyes.... the growing up and growing wise that we are all doing....
Being grown up is hard stuff..... being true and not swaying is harder.... loving my kids is easy but I find most days loving myself is hard... writing that is darn near scary....
I want to embrace life... and to do that I think we have to be open and bare and I am trying to be ok with that....
Life is messy, and not always perfect but yet I adore it all... the messes... the tired me.... the promises of what is to come... it is mine right? and isnt that enough?
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Sometimes she rides her bike and I wish I was her.... what freedom to be young....
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Austyn gave me this green necklace today and made me wear it because all princesses have necklaces.... ah to be someones princess....
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And Savanah who is ready for any job big or small.. you know with her wrench and her purse....
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I wonder often what is in her pretty head..... what dreams she dreams.... she is the one who made me who I am .... and I will never be able to thank her enough
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and messy days... oh every day is messy here
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Austyn and her flower for mom....
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and the one who hangs my moon...............
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should I even ask why?????????????????

4 comments:

Alicia said...

the best Kbennett blog post ever... thank you.. you inspire me for tomorrow!

Melissa said...

wow, Kelly, these are so so cool! loved them..

Amanda said...

Wow Kelly! LOVE all of these! What a great challenge! You've tempted me to put real life to the test... in photos :)

Jenny B said...

You speak to me, Kell! What a beautiful soul you have. Love this idea and thank you for sharing and reminding me, I am not the only one with a house that is ALWAYS messy, lol.