My sister blogged a while back that my mom helped her rearrange her kids' bedrooms. I commented to send her my way. Guess what? She came!
Downstairs Christmas Tree Put Away - Check
Main Christmas Tree Put Away - Check
Get caught up on Laundry - Check (at least to a manageable point)
Clean Bathrooms - Check
Clean All Bedrooms - Check
Clean and Organize Family Room - Check
Shampoo Downstairs Carpets - Check
Give each boy own bedroom - Check
Make Thrift-Store Donation Piles - Check (so far we have 4 big boxes full)
Install "baby gate" to keep Dog from downstairs - Check
Clean Stove - Check
And mostly SHE did all of the work. I was hacking up a lung the entire weekend. I was sore and tired and even managed to squeeze in a Dr. appointment while she was here. I had been feeling so overworked, overwhelmed, incapable, and on the edge of a breakdown. Having her here was a huge relief. I still cried all week after she left. But I suppose sleep deprivation does that...
The best part though? No. It wasn't the cleaning. It was being able to share with her much of what I have been feeling lately and have her listen and not judge and just offer up her love and support. As much as I don't want to be dependant on anyone, I am not good "alone"... I miss my mom. It's hard for me to not be near her.
Anyway - Does my mom rock or what???
Thanks Mom! I love you! I only hope to be able to somehow repay you someday. I never seem to get ahead. Of course you did give me life... so I guess I will always be indebted... :)