Monday, January 25, 2010

Dear Self......


Dear Me,

It is January 2011 and I wanted to tell you how the year 2010 went for you! You had a terrific year financially (getting back on track) Mike has a great job now that he loves. He has stuck to eating healthy and exercising regularly, his health is great. The kids are one year older and doing great...Sam ,3, is finally potty trained (something you thought would never happen), and he is getting help for his speech development. Kate, 10, is the 4th grade now and loves to read so much, she is doing great in Math and progressing so much. Kailey,12, is now in the 7th grade and is quite the social butterfly, she is making the honor roll and is understanding Math more and more everyday.

Now to reflect on you....you had some great victories on the scale this past year.....you finally lost the 10 lbs you have been trying to lose for 3 years now. Only to put it all back on and then some. It is okay that you put it all back on because as you are pregnant with baby number 4. You waited so long to finally complete your family and your son will arrive in the next few weeks. You are all so excited to meet him. This will be the final addition to your little family, somedays you feel that you are spread so thin, trying to give enough attention to all the children. And let each and every one of them know that you love them more than life itself and that there is nothing you wouldn't do for them.Don't worry about it so much, all your children love you and they get so much love from you. You often wonder if your children resent the fact that they have to share your attention with their siblings? You are still doing daycare and loving it. Business is good, and you have a long waiting list of parents looking for daycare.

Even though you are pregnant...you continued exercising and walking with your friend Valerie. The whole family really got on board with eating better and walking nightly on the walking trails.

You and Mike celebrated your 14th anniversary. He is such a wonderful husband and father. He works so hard to provide for you and the children.

You were able to go on a family vacation last year as well, something you will always treasure and remember. You took the time to slow down as a mother, no rushing to and fro. You are sitting down with the children more and giving them more of your undivided attention. The girls and you are taking fun shopping trips together, making sure you spend one on one time together. You are trying really hard to help shape their self esteem and to help guide them through the adolescent years. You are doing a great job a mother, and the girls are growing up to be such beautiful young ladies. They are very responsible, caring, loving and honest girls, you are so proud of them.

You are in such a happy place in your life...you struggled so much as a family the past two years. You always had faith in the Lord, you just knew he had a plan for your family, and the plan he had was such a wonderful one. Everything you went through taught you a lesson...even though at times you did not know what lesson you would learn. I hope you have a great 2011.

Love Future Me


I know what you are thinking....I made a mistake and typed the wrong year. No, I did not make a mistake. I was working on The Monday Project: The future ME. Over at the Sisterhood of the shrinking jeans they challenged everyone to write a letter to their self about what happened in the year 2010. They wanted "future self" to write "current self" a letter, telling yourself what you accomplished in 2010 and what kind of a person you became. We were to blog in on Friday and link back to their site. I hope you enjoyed reading my letter. This is something I am going to print off and reflect on in January 2011. Head over to The Sisterhood of the shrinking jeans and read others letters. You might even enjoy writing one to yourself.

Rethink Your Shrink, The Monday Project


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9 comments:

Renée aka Mekhismom

What a wonderful letter. I cannot wait for the pregnancy!

Brooke

i was a speech therapy kid, and if your son needs it I hope that it helps him out. (although intoxicated I still have trouble with "r" words)

you have a great idea what you want for your life this year - good luck as you go after it!!

Mommy Mo

I love your letter and congrats on the pregnancy. How wonderful that you kept exercising throughout- that is truly awesome.

My son, Sam, age 3, is also going through speech therapy. He was evaluated by our school district and placed into "speech" school- two times a week, two hours each time. In the two months that he has been attending, his speech has improved dramatically.

Lisa @ Shrinking Jeans

Christie O.

Congratulations!! And how wonderful that you learned to slow down and enjoy it this year! (That's 2011 Me talking!) *hugs*

Christy M.

Congratulations on your accomplishments this year :) I loved reading your letter so much!!

erin

thanks for all the compliments everyone. This was a fun project. Can't wait to see what is up for next week.

Karena

Oh, I love what you're going to accomplish this next year! Just the right mix!

Mom of 3 boys

I really liked your letter too. I love how you focused on the whole family and then you and pregnant again, congratulations.

alita

What a wonderful year you had! Slowing down is a goal of mine, too. Oh and Anthony (my 4 year old) is in speech therapy. He has been in it since he was 2 and a half. He went from saying nothing to not being able to shut him up. AND he works REALLY hard to pronounce his words. If he messes the word up he will try again until he gets it. Speech therapy rocks!

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