Sunday, August 26, 2012

Old Struggles, New Discoveries.

Wow. It has been months since I have posted on my blog. I apologize for the neglect.
I have been quite busy this summer.
I have moved into my own little place. It is quite cute and I really enjoy it. I live close to my school, close to a number of parks, close to the river, close to a number of stores, and close to all the action of Downtown, while far enough away to have my little safe haven.
I have recently started working at the campus library. It truly is wonderful. I get excited to go to work, and that is a great feeling. I just love being around books! And the people I work with are really fantastic.
Little Miss started daycare recently as well. We're still getting use to it, but hopefully we will both be able to look forward to her getting to spend time with her friends. I'm really hoping she learns how to play with other kids and not be afraid of them. I feel like the social benefits will help her much more than staying home with me did.
I am trying out different churches. I went to one right around the corner from my house. We walked there, which was great! At first I was unsure of what to expect. I was attending a pretty big church before, which I loved, and this one was much much smaller. However, when I walked through the doors, I was immediately greeted and welcomed by many people. I was introduced to others, invited to sit with people, and to enjoy myself. Little Miss made a friend with a lady right away. She even sat with her, who I found out was the pastor's daughter and was just a  year younger than me. We were shown around the church and invited to come back and join the Bible Study. I may take them up on the offer.
I have been struggling lately. I have never been good at the prayer thing, and I'm really not good at listening and knowing when God is answering me. But I'm working on it. And I think this may be where God wants me. I may try out a couple of nearby churches, to be sure. But I think that this may be where I need to be right now.
Things are going to get better. I feel that. I believe that. I have been struggling with more than just my spiritual well-being, but my social, emotional and psychological as well.

This post has been more of a diary entry than anything. That's okay. This is something that I've been wanting to discuss, and am just now finding the strength to do so.
I will probably go into more detail on some of the things I've mentioned at a later date. For now, I think I'll sign off.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Birthday Girl!

Today is Little Miss's First Birthday!
Time really does fly. It seems like only yesterday I held her in my arms for the very first time:
Counting her perfect little fingers and toes.
Stroking her gorgeous dark hair with beams of sunlit gold throughout.
Looking into her eyes and seeing my whole life in those beautiful deep blue oceans.
It's amazing how a 7 pound, 4 ounce, 19 and 3/4 inch bundle of perfection can make your heart burst with love. Absolutely incredible.
Can it really be a year already!?

First, Little Miss and I went for a little stroll through the Rose Gardens. 
Beautiful Roses for a Beautiful Girl.
Walking Among the Roses.

 And then we played at Just Kid'n Around.
Playing Basketball
Just Chillin.


Finally, we cuddled and read Winnie the Pooh, and went to bed.
Sleeping Beauty.

All in all, it was a wonderful birthday for a wonderful girl. I look forward to the many years to come.
I am so blessed that this little angel calls me Mommy.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time to Walk!

Without further ado...
That's right! Look out world, here she comes!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Money.


What a wonderful thought.
I am lucky enough to have a wonderful family, great friends, and the most precious baby girl in the world.
That doesn't make money any less of a necessary evil. This week, I worked every day, two jobs, as well as went to school. I felt like I barely got to see my sweet Little Miss. It was definitely a difficult week.
I need money to finish school and raise my daughter. But I am stuck in that precarious position of deciding which is more important: having enough money to live well enough until I finish school, or spending time with my baby. 
I know Little Miss will never go without anything she needs. I've got two years left of school, and I make sure that she has everything she needs.
But that does become difficult when unexpected bills arise, and I need the extra money.
I have no solution to this problem. Money is money. It is necessary to survival in society.
Just be grateful that you are so rich, you have more than just money.

Albert Einstein.




Saturday, April 14, 2012

Little Miss Flies.

Wow!
It has been quite some time since I have posted anything about my beautiful Little Miss. Sorry for the break. I will be getting right back to spreading inspiration now!
Firstly, Little Miss is now 10 and a half months old. Time has passed so quickly! Only a month and a half left before my little girl turns one! Crazy!!
It's amazing to think of all the changes that have happened in the past 10 months. She was so little, and now she's almost three times as big as she was when she was born. She is almost walking. She loves climbing all over everything! I have a box next to my bed that she uses to climb up and down. She also babbles all the time. Mamama and Bababa. I absolutely love it!
Most of all, I love play time with my baby girl!! 
She is just so stinking cute! I swear, if you are ever having a bad day, just have some play time!