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Monday, December 13, 2010


Since my lapband surgery, I've had more health problems than I've ever had in my life. Now that I weigh over 400 pounds, my body is struggling to do what I was doing 100 pounds ago. This makes sense, of course. My sweet husband has been picking up the slack in our home - helping with laundry, dishes, kids, etc. It was only recently that I realized that I had become accustomed to his helping and began to count on it. I was doing less and wasn't expecting myself to do more than I had to do. Then one day, the light bulb came on: I am a homemaker. It's MY job to take care of the house and the kids. Suddenly, my role was clear and I began doing as much as I can do. It's amazing. I was depressed when I wasn't doing as much around the house, but now? I feel fantastic and am super happy! I know that it's reduced the stress that Tyler feels, too. It was such a wonderful realization for me.


Mary said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that you've not been feeling well :-( I'm so proud of your for being able to pick yourself back up and I'm so happy that you're happy!

I've found that the busier that I keep myself, the happier I am, and more stuff gets done - and when I finally have time to relax, I seem to appreciate it a lot more. Thanks for this post - it helped remind me of this fact! Now, if I had only read it *before* I worked myself into a fit about all the baking that I had to do tonight for the office holiday party tomorrow :-)

Keep it up, girl - you're amazing!

McElwain Pirates said...

What an awesome feeling to be able to realize what you need to do it and, do it!

Carina said...

That is so cool! What a positive realization, and I'm so glad it's blessing both your life and your family. Love you!

Sarah C said...

You are a great mom and wife. I think you and Tyler make a good team.