Continuing the wonderful Buddhsit mamas thread; see August's thread here.
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9/1/08 at 11:23am
Well, I've been trying to be grounded and centered as dh goes back to school, and once again I find myself getting grumpy left and right (this is a yearly event, when school starts and I am on my own all day...I know most stay at home parents have this year round, but I get help during the Summer, giving me just enough more space to keep sane). So, yesterday we remembered that we had at one point said that our "church" was the outdoors. We went off to the coast with a bunch of food and extra clothes, raingear and all, and had a lovely day. I had been sitting each morning, thinking about having space inside me for being the mom on all day on my own, and all it took was a beautiful day at the coast with my family. We are going to aim for at least two Sundays out in the woods, snow, beach, just outdoors away from projects, together. It's amazing how much more space I feel today, how much a part of my family. This is just a reminder to me that we have to get outside to feel our interconnectedness with all life, helping us appreciate each other more. Of course I'll keep sitting in the mornings when I can, and remember that we have to get out in the wilder world more often.