Friday, May 20

Stuck Like Glue..

So, life at the Stickles House isn't always smooth sailing and sunshine! (shocking, right??! ha!) I can assure you of that. Especially lately with me being GINORMOUSLY pregnant (and feeling it big time!). With all the normal everyday stresses, we are now trying to get everything 100% ready for when Gray arrives. That entails ALOT and mostly everyone's participation. Try to get a 3yr old to understand why I'm constantly reorganizing every drawer and closet space in his room.. I'm pretty sure he thinks I've officially lost my mind! ha!

And, if you know me personally, then you know that I get very irritated if I can't do something myself. The thought of asking for help or waiting till Chris gets home is just too much for me to handle. So, my mood has been a little off lately b/c of this! I just feel a little helpless in my own home. Not to mention, that I really haven't been able to clean so it's a disaster ALL.THE.TIME! (i'm not exaggerating either!)

But, at the end of the day, I have to just remember that in just a few short weeks it will all be worth it. The bad moods, the feeling of helplessness, the constant pain in my ribs and hips, the awful diet, the no regular coca-cola rule, the swelling, the lack of cute clothes... ALL WORTH IT!

And there are 3 special people in my life who remind me everyday of why I do what I do. I always think of one of LK's favorite songs when I think about my sweet little family..

Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland

Absolutely no one that knows me better
No one that can make me feel so good
How did we stay so long together?
When everybody, everybody said we never would
And just when I, I start to think they're right
That love has died...

There you go making my heart beat again,
Heart beat again,
Heart beat again
There you go making me feel like a kid
Won't you do it and do it one time?
There you go pulling me right back in,
Right back in,
Right back in
And I know I'm never letting this go

I'm stuck on you
Stuck like glue
You and me baby we're stuck like glue

Some days I don't feel like trying
Some days you know I wanna just give up
When it doesn't matter who's right, fight about it all night
Had enough
You give me that look
"I'm sorry baby let's make up"
You do that thing that makes me laugh
And just like that...

There you go making my heart beat again,
Heart beat again,
Heart beat again
There you go making me feel like a kid
Won't you do it and do it one time
There you go pulling me right back in,
Right back in,
Right back in
And I know I'm never letting this go

I'm stuck on you


It's the little things like this that make me smile the most..

Getting pictures sent home from school of Ethan's family.. SO sweet! (he explained it to me like this, "Mommy, Daddy is the one with the long legs and you're the one with the big head!" isn't he a charmer! ha!)

Walking into his room to check on him before bed and seeing that even though he's my rough and tumble, superhero loving, fly off the couch little man.. he still will cuddle up with his blanket and "lovies" and continue to look at the pictures from his bedtime story after I leave the room. Makes my heart melt everytime!

I love that even though LK is SO GROWN-UP these days.. she still asks me to cut her sandwiches into flowers everyday.. she still asks me to brush her hair every morning (even though bows are quickly falling to the wayside! sad!).. and she still gives me huge kisses and hugs before she walks into her school building!

I adore that when I wake up, I find notes like this on the kitchen counter. Never fails to make me smile and fall in love with him all over again! He pampers me anyway, but lately he's really stepped up to the plate big time and taken on much more than usual! I am one incredibly lucky lady! :)

He lets the kids (Ethan mainly) follow him around and bug him, and never once says a word. This was yesterday.. I had been nagging him for weeks about getting the front flower bed tilled up so that we can get it planted. Of course, Ethan just HAD to help out! It was precious to watch!

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I love that I get to be home with my kiddos. Sure, it's not easy. But, then again, motherhood isn't a walk in the park! I love that I get to wake them up and take them to school. Then be home in the afternoons to pick them back up and do homework and after-school snacks and all that fun stuff! I love that I get to go to all the field trips and school parties.. and the little get-togethers at E's preschool, like "Muffins with Mom" for Mother's Day.

I am so blessed that my babies have not had to be in daycare and I've been able to care for them. In my book, that's a Mom's #1 job! Actual "money making" work can wait till later! Sure, you have to sacrifice certain things, but it's worth it when you watch your children grow and know that you, first hand, did that.. you raised your child, you taught them, you witnessed all the "firsts".. not someone else! I love that!! And I am so thankful to my hard working husband who makes it possible!   


And, I just happen to love this man... ALOT! He still makes my heart go pitter-patter! :) (and keeps me sane on the tough days!!) - {this pic was from when we went to the Huey Lewis concert.. Rachel just posted it on FB - thanks, Rach!}

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1 comment:

Neely said...

Very sweet post Natalie!