Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Things we don't talk about enough

Yesterday on my way home from work I stopped at the grocery store- it was a mad house of course being the week of thanksgiving and around the holidays people always seem a little more stressed and a little more crazy, especially on the roads. It is sad really, but it is the truth. While driving home, I thought to myself, I really hope that if something were to happen to me, my husband and family would make sure my kids were raised the way I want and continue my legacy. Yes, I said legacy, because being a mommy is just that, it is my legacy. I hope that God forbid something were to happen, they would know all about me.

These are the things, the things we don't want to talk about, but the things we need to talk about. Do we have a guardian assigned if something were to happen to both of us, yeah of course, but the maybe even harder thing to think of is something happening to just one of us. My husband is amazing, don't get me wrong, I mean I am one lucky woman and my kids are extremely lucky to have him as their dad, but there are things that the mom does that the dad just doesn't think of. It's true.

Life Insurance, college savings, dance lessons, swim lessons, instruments, school pictures and more. As women, we kind of just take everything on, it is in our blood, it is our natural ability as moms. As a mom who takes on a lot, I try to have as much of this (college savings, life insurance, etc) taken care of as possible to avoid stress if something were to happen, but as my kids grow they will need someone to make those cute favors to pass out at school and to sign them up for activities and make sure they are in a good school, etc Do they need those cute favors? Nah, I know they don't, but I want them to have them. I know that my husband will do an amazing job raising them without me if he was faced with that situation, I just want to make sure if something were to happen he would also try his best to continue to do the job I would have done. Even if he scribbles on some little favor tags or puts mis matched bows in G's hair, the point is that he would try and tell them, you know if your mom were here she would make sure your bow matched perfectly or that she made you the cutest label. I want them to know about me, to know how much I love them and what I would do in different situations.

It is super scary to think about these things and I pray to God that we are both blessed to live long, prosperous lives with our children and each day we are around, as a family, is such a blessing. What about you? Do you talk about these things?


  1. I enjoyed your guest post! Happy thanksgiving to your sweet family!


  2. Hey Glori! Great guest post!! I just have to say-you go mama! It's hard to stick to your guns but you are doing a great job. I have to say- yay for the 2s now. Our oldest skipped them and saved it all for 4 1/2. Not. Fun.

  3. Great guest post! I'm following from Mandy's blog. 2 1/2 is no joke. You go mama, knowing when to stick to your guns and when to not fight the battle. Our oldest decided to skip 2 1/2 and save it for 4 1/2 when I was pregnant with our 2nd So. Fun. Not.