Single mommy-ing (when the hubs is off-island for work) is super hard and exhausting. In fact I dread it every time he leaves. However, it’s moments like these that make it more bearable, easier, and fun!
I love how the beach somehow just makes everything alright. In fact, these moments alone with my kids? Priceless. They really are priceless. Evening beach play for the win! Love my kids.
But dang, I give it up for single moms.
I think they have Mom super powers or something, because I seriously don’t know how they do it?! I’ve only ever had to experience it for 1-2 weeks at a time, but even then I couldn’t handle…..and I couldn’t even imagine that situation being permanent. I am so dependent on my husband for so many things that I know there is no way I could do everything on my own all the time. It is just so exhausting! Like you really gotta be on it.
Spencer has been traveling back and forth to Texas for work and every time he’s gone I wonder how I’m going to do it. Like I dread it! But then somehow I always do it. I miraculously do it and I guess you could say that I’ve actually surprised myself throughout the process. It’s amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it.
And although I did miraculously do it all those many times, if there is one thing I’ve learned from this, it is to be more appreciative of my husband and the role he plays in our family and in our home.
I guess before, I sort of took his presence for granted. But now when he’s home, I am just so happy and I can really feel a difference. Just being able to hand my baby off to someone without having to feel one ounce of guilt while doing it is priceless. Haha! Because don’t get me wrong, my Mom and Mother-in-law help me out so much! Like so much. But for some reason, I can’t help but feel a little bit guilty when I hand them off. Not that the guilt is too much for me not to do it (cuz trust me I will always accept their help, haha), but it just isn’t the same as being able to hand them off to their own Dad! Uhhh, it is the best feeling and one that I will never take for granted again.
Anyways, this post is longer than I wanted it to be, but I simply wanted to take a second to document about the stage of life that we are currently in right now. It’s been about 8 months of commuter life (minus the holiday months—so really 6 months) and I cannot express enough how glad I am to know that this will soon come to an end. Because as I mentioned before, single mom life is a hard life. Glad this is the last month of it. Hallelujah!