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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Revisiting An Old Post....

A while back I announced my intentions to become a more positive person and really be thankful for the things I am blessed to have in my life. This is becoming even more important to me as I see AJ growing up and very obviously starting to mimic us. I don't want my daughter to mimic the negative traits I have. I want to be a good example of a loving, caring, gracious person for her. In order to do that I really need to start being more mindful of the way I react to things.

I need to be more patient with her. I get really frustrated at times because she is very strong-willed (like her Mama) and it makes my life more difficult. Instead of accepting it and being the bigger person (ha!) I let it get to me. I need to realize (and I do) that she doesn't do these things to make me mad or frustrate me, she does them because she's a baby!

I need to be more grateful for the things that I have in my life, like my amazing husband! I want to be patient with him. I want to teach my daughter what a healthy, loving relationship between two people looks like. The best way to do this is to lead by example.

So, as is the case with anything worth doing, I'm getting back on the wagon and I'm going to reinvest myself again.

5 comments:

  1. My Request: Can you do at least one pessimistic, cynical post a week so I can still relate to you?

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  2. I try to remind myself of all the positives in my life every day

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  3. I struggle with being patient a lot too. Babies can make that especially challenging! It's so awesome that you're trying to work on things so you can set the best example for her possible.

    You're a great Mom. :)

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  4. Good for you :) I think AJ has a wonderful Mama!!

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  5. I love this post! I totally understand. I also love the new look of your blog!

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