Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I've had a lot on my mind lately. I've been slipping deeper and deeper into complacency. I've been clutching to the lame excuse that I'm simply to busy to keep my life in order. I've made resolutions before to better organized and a better homemaker, but I never seem to stick it out. The difference this time is I actually WANT it for myself. Not because Rob deserves a better wife or because Robbie deserves a better mother, although both are true, but because I have noticed such a big difference in the way my life runs when I make small efforts to be a better wife and mother.
My Mom is such an example of the kind of mother that I want to be to my children. She isn't a great cook...actually, I take that back. She is an amazing cook, but she hates cooking. We didn't need elaborate dinners on the table or an immaculate house to know that she had it together. I hope that I can teach my family in the kind way that she taught me strong family values, self worth, and integrity.
My mom just had surgery on Monday morning to remove cancer tumors. Also, she ended up getting a portion of her bowel removed. She will be recovering in the hospital this week up in Salt Lake. I wish that I could be up there with her, but I know that she will be alright. I just hope she can still get all her Christmas shopping done from that hospital bed...ha ha just kidding mom!


Cynthia said...

I think you're a great wife and mother Lisa! I hope you Mom is recovering well!

Amanda Raybould said...

I agree with Cynthia- you are an absolutely amazingly wonderful and perfect wife and even better mother!! You're family loves you! And I hope your mom recovers well- she is seriously a trooper. xo

Sara said...

I know what you mean about being complacent. It's a dangerous thing. It robs us of so many things especially doing things that we really want - deep down. Don't be too hard on yourself. It sounds like your doing a great job. And best wishes for your mom. What an ordeal. I hope she heals up great!