Monday, September 19, 2011

Hitting the Reset Button

*Note: this blog was handwrtten by Beck, but typed by JP because of her current disabled status.

To be perfectly honest, my crazy thumb incident happened just in the nick (yes, pun intended) of time. I was almost at the end of my rope with the stress of work, moving, life, etc. I believe everything happens for a reason and that God always has a plan. It sounds weird, but I truly believe that this injury was a gift from Him. In a cleverly ordained way I have been given a unique opportunity to refresh my mind and spirit and renew my relationship with my beautiful son.

Being a working mom is hard. I'm sure being a stay at hom mom is hard too, but after two weeks of child and home care bliss, I can say that it freakin' rocks.

Now don't misunderstand, my current gig isn't without challenges - I am disabled after all.

I can't use my left hand, which means tons of silly little things are hard to do. Like, tying shoe laces, putting on baby socks, folding laundry, using a broom and dust pan, putting in contact lenses, showering, etc. But it's ok- we just wear slip on shoes, don't clean, and don't shower. (JP editor's note:  ;-( and ewww.) It's a perfectly stinky wonderful solution.

All that to say LJ and I are enjoying our unexpeted time together. We go for walks down country roads...

We play with oodles of brightly colored ribbon from the craft drawer...

(ribbon is also good to dance in)

We do a little farming and visit the Neighbors

Just have a nice time being together and reconnecting with one another.

This time has allowed me to really get to know my son again. He has such a fun personality, loves pretending, and is full of so much joy. (Full disclosure - He has also been known to color on the window sill and squirm on purpose as I struggle through one-handed messy diaper changes, but I'll spare you the pictures of that stuff.) I love being his mommy more than words can express and I wouldn't trade this time for anything in the world.... even the use of my left hand.

Keep smiling friends -Beck (As typed by JP)


  1. Awww! This post makes me sweet :) Whenever I tell people about Luke, I always talk about what a happy boy he is. I guess I would be, too, if JP and Beck were my mommy and daddy :) What a very lucky boy!!

    P.S. - in regards to God's plan and everything happening for a reason, I completely agree. I suppose that's why I'm not more upset about my hand. God will use it in His own special way, just like He is for you...all for His glory! :)

  2. Aw, so sweet Becky! I'm glad that despite your incident, you are blessed and happy! Luke is the cutest and happiest little guy. Enjoy your time together!