For this week's writer's workshop, I'm choosing door number 1- Describe something you're proud of.!
Go choose your own prompt over at Mama Kat's blog- Mama's Losin' It.
(This prompt was inspired via Twitter by Summer from Le Musings Of Moi)
As cliche as it sounds, I'm really proud of my kids. It's an amazing thing to see them grow into adults, graduating from high school and college, getting jobs, building lives and contributing to society. I love seeing them grow in their faith and using their gifts to honor God and to help others. One is a social worker helping to provide shelter for homeless people. Another is a worship leader at a church. 2 are in college and getting their degrees and the baby is working hard at school and applying to colleges right now. My chest is puffed up with pride, I've got a smile on my face and a tear in the corner of my eye.
Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of them, not me. It's definitely a case of them turning out great in spite of my parenting rather than because of it. I look back on the mistakes I've made as a mom and and am so thankful that they even survived it. I wish I knew then, what I know now as a parent, without having to do it all over again. I'm too tired to do it over again. They can go to therapy.
I'm proud of the fact that I didn't ram the car in front of me this morning. The woman was doing 10 to 15 miles an hour (she was busy talking on her cell phone), the entire 2 mile road up to my house. I don't mean accidentally ram her- I really did want to ram her, ON PURPOSE and even considered, during the freaking 9 minute drive, how I could do it and cause the least amount of damage to my own car. I really wished I had one of those police bumpers on my car that could handle that kind of maneuver. How great would that be? I restrained myself from even honking or shaking my fist at her- that's something to be proud of, don't you think? I'm not counting the yelling I did in my own car because she couldn't hear me. Can I still be proud of my restraint?
I'm proud that this afternoon, when I hit complete and total teary meltdown over the minutia of life, instead of picking up the pieces and trying to pull it together, I sat down on my computer and played Farkle, Bejeweled Blitz, and Who Has the Biggest Brain
on Facebook...............................................for 3 hours, ok, it was really more like 4 (so embarrassing)!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, accomplished absolutely nothing!! OK I did get the highest score on each game and got 2 loads of laundry done, but seriously, is that really accomplishing anything? I got nothing done that really needed to be done, and I had a lot I should have been doing, but tonight I feel like I took a mini vacation and am ready to face the reality of tomorrow which beats the alternative of curling up in bed and refusing to come out. That was my backup plan. The weird thing is that there wasn't anything big that set me off. I'm going to blame it on the time change because the exact same thing happened to my best friend today so it has to be something in the air.
What are you proud of today?