Monday, October 19, 2009

"Reach For The Sky"

"One hand up!
Reach for the sky...
Lay 'em in your lap so we can pray.
Tell God thankyou for tha food we eat.

Those are the words my three year old, Dakota, yells before we eat. (Well, all day long for that matter.) He learned this at his preschool and is so proud of himself. Everytime we sit down to eat...he sings this tune at the top of his lungs. We all get a kick out of this!

Anyhow, I was trying to come up with a name for my blog and as I was sitting at the computer..with Dakota at my side..he starts singing as loud as he can..."One hand up...Reach for tha sky...!!!" So there ya have blog name, and the name for everything attatched to it! Thankyou Dakota. ;)

This signifies,to me, a time in my family's life, where we are trying to come together and make it work. It as been a bit of an adjustment period for all of us in this household. Having a third child, whom we love and cherish, my husband getting out of the Army, moving back into our house, husbands new job, and still trying to get in the groove of being at home all day with a three year old and a one year old. A three year old who is more active than you can imagine and a one year old who has been going through that "clingy" stage. Is there ever any time to sit and take a deep breath? Does the chaos ever end? Not to mention, still recovering from being a "single parent" most of the time my husband was in the Army. I think, not only the soldier, but the wife and kids come out of a deployment having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well. Man...that can take its toll on anyone. I still can't believe we survived that one! But we did.

We are all trying to find our "role" in this household. Trying to get into a routine and bring it all together. We are having our ups and downs, good times and bad. There are times when I wonder.."How in the world do I manage?" But its the times like when we are all sitting together at the table and laughing at Dakota singing his prayer that you realize..."This is good...It will be alright." Being together is most important.

In all of life's chaos...appreciate the little things...the good things. It really will be alright.


  1. Yea! I'm so proud you started a blog! I really think you will have fun doing this...and as I mentioned before, its great therapy. And thank you for the beautiful comment you left today for Jace. :)

  2. Thankyou! I keep changing it. There are so many blog templates and I can't make up my mind. We'll see how it goes! ~:0)