On the 22nd day of the month I have slept in my own bed for six nights. I am absolutely running on empty and trying to give my kids the love and reassurance they need right now. E is gone on his third trip in as many weeks and it's just been a rough month. I need to get my house in order, get some sleep and feel like myself again before I can be the brilliant writer that I usually am. Forgive me, please.
When I'm feeling like this I force myself to find something to be truly thankful for and smile about. I know there are a million, but sometimes they just seem to be buried under dishes and laundry!!
This photo was taken yesterday in Phoenix at a Padres Spring Training Game. My kids were sweaty and smelled like sunflower seeds. E was happy to be watching baseball and spending time with his family. He is the greatest Dad EVER and lights me up when I see him with our babies. My heart smiles and my spirit soars when I see them all so happy and REAL.
I hope your heart is smiling tonight, too. - xoxo, Mrs. Montoya