Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The little things matter most!

Today was a busy day for me, I had to wake up early go to a workshop, and leave Alejandro with Abuelito and Abuelita for the day. I missed him so much and makes me realize that the time we have had together this summer has been amazing. I know when I wake up on August 10th to go back to work I will be very sad, but also remember that he is in great hands and I am providing for him. As I think about all that I have in my life I feel truly blessed and remember that the little things matter most. Things such as:

  1. the wave good bye this morning from my sweet boy to go off and learn something new and seeing him so happy with his abuelitos

  2. A great workshop teaching me something new

  3. visit with an old friend

  4. lunch just with my husband like we use to have when we were first dating

  5. getting ready for a new year nice and early and excited about it

  6. coming home after a full day away and hearing thos magical words that make my heart melt "MOMMY"

  7. laying in bed with my husband and baby playing

  8. giving one of Alejandro's favorite books to him and watching him lay down all alone in our room and read

  9. eating dinner as a family

  10. One of the best moments of the day watching a sweet boy hold a little cup filled with ice to snack on and walking ever so slowly to make sure he doesn't drop one single bit of it. Watching his sweet face fill so acomlished was amazing and a moment I will never forget.

Little things in life are the ones that fill my heart with happiness and in the busy moments it feels great to reflect on a busy day and be thankful for all that I have and am blessed with.

Friday, July 1, 2011

First time away from home.

So this week I went to a reading conference for the first time in Houston and I know that may not sound like much to most, but for me it meant a whole lot as this was my first time to leave my baby boy since he was born. I was torn on the decision to go or not, but with so much happening in my line of career I know that I have to put every foot forward to show how much my career means to me. I was so homesick and missed my sweet boy and husband so much during this time. I was so happy to see the bond that my husband and son have during the time I was away. They are so close and even though mommy was away my husband showered him with love every minute. I also have amazing in-laws that were there to take care of my baby boy while Paul was at work. They love Alejandro so much and he in turn loves them equally or even more and he is truly blessed to be so loved. I also learned a lot as a mom during this time as how hard it may be to be away from my baby he would be in good hands.
I found out that I needed this trip to learn more about Motherhood and my career, as during one of my workshops I had a moment of clarity. I have been out of college for almost five years now and during this time I have married the love of my life, and had my beautiful Alejandro, and I have felt very full of happiness and joy. During this time though I have wondered also if I should go back to school and get a master's in something to help my family continue to grow and during one workshop a presenter hit excellent points in bilingual education and why students make the errors they make due to her background in Speech pathology she knew so much and saw things in a different light. I was like I had an idea that this might be what I wanted to do and then all of a sudden I was sure. I am still not sure when I will start this journey, but I know that I will and not hold back on it as I want to continue to build on my career for my family and our future as a family. Though the time I was away was very hard on me as a mother, it helped me grow stronger and find a path I would like to take to help my family grow.