Ready. Set. Go.
- You rush to get kid #1 and #3 out the door to camp/daycare with the hubby
- Then you realize you forgot your phone – again
- You take kid #2 to camp and he is in “normal” form – WHINNING about not wanting to go. . . so you have to sit and calm him down as you watch the clock
- Then you have to get to a doctor’s appointment in an hour and your GPS says it will take 1.5 hours (Atlanta traffic. . . grrrr)
- Oh. . . and kid #1 has a showcase at camp that you’ll miss because of your doctor’s appointment
- And finally, you have a business lunch meeting that needs to be somewhat quick in order to pick kid #1 back up from camp; hopefully no traffic
So what happens? You return home to get your phone, reschedule your doctor’s appointment, and go to kid #1’s showcase.
You walk in and see your dear friend whose role today is “play parent” per kid #1’s request since you couldn’t be there (insert parent guilt). Then you see your kid’s face. What started off to be a challenging day fades and doesn’t matter anymore.
When I saw those eyes and smile the hustle and bustle of the morning became worth it. As parents we do this ALL THE TIME; from one thing to the next in a matter of two seconds. But the look on our kid’s face when we have made it to a showcase, a soccer game, or an awards banquet on practically empty– our cups are suddenly full again.
With summer coming to an end, we will wake earlier again, get them out the door and on to school, sports practice, tutoring, homework and all the other things that come with parenting – expectantly and unexpectedly.
However, when we see the twinkle in their eye because we are there, our cups runneth over #blessed.
Because the sun always comes out after the rain . . .
This has been a long time coming. We finally launched our website for Taylor’d Events & Media, a business I started in 2008 – before I had ANY kids. . . and now I have three, go figure :o)
In any event, I learned three important things in creating this site:
- Quality feedback – thank you to everyone who reviewed it over and over again. This is always a good idea. ALWAYS.
- Take your time and do it the way you see it – your vision, not anyone else. It’s your name on the line–and for me, literally.
- Pay a professional for HTML and web design elements from the beginning if you want it to look professional and customized.
Everything is a work in progress as I check off #32 on my 40 for 40 list (two down; only 38 more to go) and I’m happy to say the site has been Taylor’d to the T!
Never give up.
Because the sun always comes out after the rain. . .
A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows; Or maybe like the ocean that gently flows; A friend is like gold that you should treasure; And take care of forever and ever.
– Ashley Campbell
Ever really miss your girls? Of course you do and I miss mine often considering I live a good distance from most of them. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to see them tonight – live and in full effect!
As you know, we live in Atlanta and the squad is in the DMV – as in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. When I attended Howard University– shout out to the Bison family-I met some really good friends and love that we still keep in touch after 20 years. Wait, did I just age myself?
When my husband and I decided to move to Atlanta, it took me a moment to accept there would be no more drinks at Ozios, The Meeting Place, or dinner at some restaurant we all wanted to try. And then all the other antics that bonded us even closer – ups and downs, major accomplishments, relationships, marriages, kids…you get the picture. We have done a lot together and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m blessed to be among women who truly inspire me. I love how we all come from different walks of life and stay true to each other. I also love how we can pick up a conversation from years ago and carry on like we just talked yesterday or have a conversation across the room and not say a word #thelooks.
True friends are there from the beginning to the end no matter what. They will never judge, will ALWAYS be there, and when you cry, they cry.
So on this evening as I have a cocktail with them, I’m reminded to value each and every one…where my girls at? Right here!
Because the sun always comes out after the rain…