Thursday, September 20, 2007

Again...not much to say!

I know that it is so disappointing when I don't have much to say! I am physically, mentally and emotionally drained at the end of each day, so the thought have to type something of great importance is just to much to bare. So, since pictures speak a thousand words, I thought you could just see what we have been up to.




Okay, for some reason my blogger has decided it was done posting pictures for this post...I guess it missed all my wise words:~)

Jay and his Everman Bulldogs are 3-0. We are looking good!! This week is his off week, so he and a couple of the coaches are off to the coast to do some fishing. Jay and fishing?!?? Who knows how that will go! We are glad to finally have Coby back home!!!!!!! It is so good to have our family close again. Not much more to say...all we do is football, football, football, football and school! But who's complaining??? This is my favorite time of the year!!

*Oh yeah...I had a moment this week that caused my to second guessed being a working mom. I have always planned on being a working mom, and always thought I would never be able to stay at home. I love teaching and getting to work outside the home. BUT, on Tuesday, when I picked up Camden from Ms. Janice's house (the lady that she keeps her), Camden cried when Janice handed her to me. CRIED! She didn't want to go with me...she wanted Janice to hold her and love on her. I smiled and teased Janice about taking too good care of my baby, but as soon as I got back in the car I lost it!! I couldn't stop. Camden is MY baby. She should never not want to come to me. It broke my heart! All I could think was that I am doing something wrong being a working mom. I have prayed everyday since that God helps me be the best, Christian mom that I could possibly be. And that Camden feels my love at all times even though I have to leave her during the day to go to work.

13 comments:

campers said...

Ally ~ There is NOTHING wrong with being a working mom! I can't imagine how you felt, but I know that you are doing the right thing! You and I both would go crazy at home....and spend toooo much money! You are such a great mom, because you work!
I love the family pic! Love u!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

Oh my gosh, this post broke my heart! YOU are shaping so many lives at that school Mav! Miss Camden will one day appreciate the sacrifices you make for her daily. Both of my parents went back to work at 6 weeks. I went to the babysitter from as far back as I can remember..
You are an AMAZING MOMMA!

mamao-nonna said...

Happy TIMES! Yea, Coby's BACK - it will be GREAT to see him! You all LOOK GOOD!!!!!!! Just missing the OTHER coach...
Chin up, Miss Ally! The LORD is GOOD, because Camden DOES love the OTHER precious primary caregiver in her life! What a blessing!
Believe me, there will come a time (probably very soon) when she would RATHER stay with you EVERY minute of EVERY day. They go through phases!
You are a GREAT mom and a wonderful daughter-in-law! I'm soooooo proud of you!!!!!!!
Love you!
Nonna

the thorntons said...

I know that must have been SO hard...I can't imagine. But just remember that this is only a small season of her entire life, and YOU are the one that she will have FOREVER. I spent the first year of my life with a babysitter that I'm sure I saw more than my mom, and I turned out great! Ha ha! Hang in there :)

Charis said...

Oh Ally! That is the most sad post ever :( I'll be praying for you to hear His voice of comfort! You are SO important to those kids at school and I know it is a blessing for them to watch you and Jay's marriage too as many come from single parent families. Hope Jay doesn't go stir-crazy on a small boat all weekend! :)

KirkKrew said...

Hey Ally! I know how hard it is to leave Camden...she's so cute & sweet. Landrie and Karsyn have both cried when I've come to pick them up. It's hard on me, but I do get some comfort knowing that they enjoy where they're staying and are taken care of so well. Email me the picture from last week if you get a chance!

Jenn

DeneƩ said...

Mav this post made me so sad! I don't know how you feel, but my mom always worked and I couldn't tell you the name of the lady who kept me during the day. I just remember how special she made the time after school! You are doing a great job, don't get discouraged!!!!!

Mav_Mom said...

You are doing an awesome job as Mom, wife, teacher, sister and daughter. You are an amazing example of how a child with a wonderful working mom turns out. God has you right where He needs you to be - touching lives that don't have a super mom like Camden. Keep up the good work!

Love ya, Cheryl

The Floydster said...

OUCH! I felt the sting of that one! I say amen to all the posts before mine - they are all right on the money.
I also understand the too tired to do anything beyond the necessities once you get home - and I don't have a kid or husband to be there for! I don't know how you do it.
Don't despair - Jay and Camden are in very good hands . . . and Hands. Bless you!

nickandshanda said...

Ally,
After reading all the other comments I feel like I have nothing original to add. But I will agree it is such a huge blessing that Camden loves Ms. Janice. And I'm sure you know this but NO ONE ELSE will be her MOMMY! So take heart and know you are blessed with a job that allows you to spend so much time with you precious Camden! We Love you ALL

stacy said...

ahhh...that broke my heart. Camden knows how much you love her, regardless what you do. Obviously i am a stay at home mom but i think it is so very different for EVERY person. for me, w/ janson coaching, i knew it was best for me, personally, to stay at home. i couldnt juggle everything and work. God made it clear to me and know that he will make it clear for you as well. he gives us all such different paths...what an AWESOME GOD...plus kelsey goes to mothers day out twice a week and she is always telling me she wants to stay or go back...she loves it...also you are such an inspiration for me in that you love this time of year. what a great coaches wife you are!!!:)

Lindsay said...

hey allyson...i agree with all the above comments! It is a blessing that you have found such a great lady to take care of Camden in this season! God provided a wonderful person to watch her so that you do not have to worry when you are away from her-you can focus on the kids you have at school and pour into them w/o thinking twice who has your own child. There is no other bond in the world like the bond between a mom and daughter. Many will come and go in her life...but you will always be her constant. Rest easy that she is in good hands right now...and that God is uing you at school!

hejlyeah said...

OH how I have been there Ally! I completely understand that post because it's happened to me countless times with Cooper. Just know that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing - what is best for your family. You're so great with your kids at school - Camden will always be so proud of her mom because of that. Don't worry - you're doing the right thing! Thinking of ya!