Today I read a great e-mail, one of those forwards that I usually just delete, but this one came at the right time and it was one of those lists of things to remember about life. The one that really hit me was, "Your children only get one childhood." They only get one and I want them to have a blast and have fond memories. I had a great childhood. Sure I struggled some, we all did, but I can honestly look back and say I have such fond memories. That statement just kind of hit me like a ton of bricks and I realized that it isn't all about me anymore. I had my time. It is all about them now and I need to do my darndest to make it the best childhood they can have. I'm not saying it's time to put all my hobbies and passions aside completely, but it is time to not stress so much about what I want to do and instead focus more on what my children need.
Like I said, this post is all over the place, but I just needed to get it out. So here's to childhood, their childhood, may it be campfires and ghost stories, beach days and starry nights, sports and pizza parties and so much more. Here's to my boy keeping his chin up and loving who he is cause he's amazing and I'm going to make darn sure that he knows it and that everyone sees it too!!!!!!