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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Feelin a little down

I don't know whats gotten into me lately but Ive got the blues. Its so hard to adjust living away from my family and closest friends. I do love my life, but I miss not being able to go to my parents for Sunday dinner or calling an old friend for lunch. I know that being a new mom has been a lot harder for me than I had thought. I miss working with people and feeling like I'm a part of this world. Don't get me wrong I love being a mom but its a big adjustment. I know that this is all a learning experience for me but sometimes I just need to vent about it. I love Nephi so much and his willingness to work so hard so I can be home. I just want to find myself again. Maybe I just sound crazy to everyone, but I need some sunshine in my life, and I don't mean the sun I get beat down with in Hurricane where I live. :) I want to be a happy mom and I hope I'm doing a good job at it. I just needed to let this out, Sorry about the dumbest post ever. But I feel better after writing it out. And for those old friends and new friends who are reading this please know that I love you all very much and you make my life better.

4 comments:

We do because we Mexi-Can!

Don't feel badly about feeling this way, it is totally normal! The thing that helps me when I am feeling this way is to make sure that I don't drop all of MY interests, the things that made me ME and happy before I had kids. I know that it is hard to find that time to do those things for yourself, but we have to. I was so pleased to hear in the last conference a talk by Elder M. Russell Ballard. I would highly suggest that you read it in the Ensign, again if you have already!

Ashley

Hey girl! I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling down. Just remember that you are AMAZING! I love you so much and thank you so much for your friendship! You are a great mom, wife, and a super awesome friend! P.S. Thanks for 'converting' me! I think that I like this one almost more than my myspace! (once I figured out how to use it!) I love you!

K'Brina

Mommyhood is so hard and so challenging everyday! I totally understand how you feel. There are days when I ache to talk to another adult about anything but children. The thing about it is that your job is never done. I wish that I had a brillant solution to make you feel better, but I don't. Just don't get discouraged because it happens to everyone. The good days way out weight the bad. I used to take nap times to clean and organize. Now nap time is all about me. I lay on the couch if I want. I am totally addicted to General Hospital. I sew, I blog, and I am obsessed with taking pictures. Do something that makes you happy and do it everyday, even for a minute or two.
I am positive that you are a great mom. Don't worry about that :)

Shannon

hey Shawna. As everyone has already said, your feelings are normal. When you give up yourself to provide service for another the way that a mother does for her children, it is an adjustment. You love your children but sometimes you feel like you have lost who you are. Moving away from family is really HARD! I have been away from home now for 7 years. It is so depressing. I can't even get in my car and drive home to visit if I wanted and a plane ride would cost me over 1500.00. Good friends are hard to come by and being away from them is hard. Hang in there. It will get better.