I am a stay-at-home mom. That is what people want as an answer and it sums it up in 7 words. However, those words don’t begin to describe who I am.
I am a peace-maker, I don’t like to see people upset or hurting and will try to keep people happy and avoid conflict. This sometimes comes at my own cost.
I’m a daughter, a big sister, a wife, a friend, a mommy, a woman, and a confidant:
My parents are still married after 30-some years.
I have one brother who I adore (no matter how annoying he can be).
I am married to my soul mate and a wonderful man who loves me for me. And to top it, he is a super Daddy.
I don’t have a ton of friends, but those I do have are close friends and forever friends.
I’m a mom of two gorgeous little girls, 6 & 10 years, they both have attitude and are strong headed. My 9-year old has Spina Bifida, but I will not let her be labeled by it. It isn’t who she is, it is what she has. She can do whatever she wants in life if she tries hard enough.
I am a woman. I can do anything I need done, I don’t need a man in my life. However, I want one and at times need him for support and to carry heavy stuff.
I am a confidant. I keep secrets when asked and needed. I’m that person that if a friend calls in middle of the night I’m there to talk. If they need me I will make arrangements and drop everything. I am there for my friends.
I’m a good listener. I like when people come to me to be their sounding board.
I’d rather be selfless and give everything up, then to be selfish and want something for myself.
I’m sensitive. This is both a good thing and a bad thing:
I hate when I am talking to someone and unwanted tears start flowing. I want to cover my face, hide, and cry out “please ignore the tears…they have nothing to do with what I am saying”. I cry at commercials and when bad things happen to children. I cry when I’m angry…which only makes me angrier. However, I can also cry with someone who just needs understanding, to be held, and to know that they aren’t alone. I am compassionate.
I am becoming a Susie Homemaker. I am learning more about cooking, sewing, and tricks to cleaning easier. I buy meat in bulk, package, and freeze smaller portions. I am constantly looking for new recipes to feed my family. I try to feed my family more healthy foods then unhealthy. I love doing laundry and vacuuming. I’m starting to garden and this year will have 2 flower beds and a garden to care for.
I am bi-polar, have OCD, and ADD. These are things that I shouldn’t be ashamed of, but sometimes am. I’m trying to cope and adjust to being able to say these without hesitation. It is who I am and a big part of what makes me…me. I have good days and bad days just like everyone else. I do obsess over little things, but I like to call them my quirks.
I’m a volunteer, a child care provider, and sarcastic. Life is too short to be serious all the time.
This is a peak at who I really am. But then again I could just say that I’m a stay-at-home mom.