Sunday, November 7, 2010

A roof over our head

I have been a little down lately, wishing things were different. I wish we had a finished house, that Baines had her own room, that we have enough money (to do the previous), that I didn’t have to leave B everyday to work, and that the house would clean itself. It’s really easy to start feeling this way when I get overwhelmed. I have to keep telling myself to stay positive, that these things are just temporary. I need to remember how lucky I really am, I have a roof over my head, a warm bed, a beautiful baby and a husband that loves us unconditionally. Nicholas has put in so many hours to build us a beautiful home. I know I don’t show my appreciation enough. He is working so hard to make our dream come true. On top of that he is an extremely helpful husband. I’ve had a hard time balancing my time with B and the housework. He has really stepped up and covered where I couldn’t.

I’ve been repeating in my head “At least I have a roof over my head” and yesterday, Nicholas and his father finished hanging the joists for the addition. So my roof is getting bigger. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, and what a roof! That looks bigger than your whole house as it is now! It will be so great when it's finished, you will barely remember the time before you had it.

    I'm like this a lot, where I have to force myself to look at what's going well to get out of the negative. It's tough sometimes but it really does work to turn things around.

    Another good thing (that I keep telling myself): Your baby does not know the difference, nor will she have any memory of any of this. She doesn't care if the house is clean or where she sleeps, so long as she has what she needs and is loved. And she won't remember the early stressful new-mom days, which is a godsend for me! You have the important things covered, and the rest will work out in time.