Sometimes I’m hard on Cory. There, I said it. But really, who isn’t hard on their significant other every once in a while. We don’t recognize all the little things they do and get mad at them when they don’t read our minds and do everything we want them to do. It’s a never-ending cycle and I doubt it will stop with this post, but it can at least be acknowledged. It’s the only way we’ll see any improvement! Being in nursing school right now is definitely putting a strain on our family. There’s no doubt about it. I feel like since I was a stay at home mom before I started school, I need to continue to keep a perfectly clean house, all the laundry needs to be done and put neatly away, dinner should always be made and should never consist of a lazy trip to a fast food restaurant and the sink should never be full of dishes.
What in the world was I thinking. Seriously, our household was rarely that perfect before I started school, why would it be any different now? I received a sweet message from a friend of mine after I asked her how she made it through nursing school while also having to take care of a family and her response really opened my eyes. I need to be selfish. I need to ask for help and I need to buck up and realize that this isn’t going to be an easy road. “Nothing worthwhile is easy” — or however that saying goes — right?
That being said, Cory’s been awesome this past weekend. I may have had a spazz attack and been stressed to the max, but he helped me big time. He gave me hours of study time and even VACUUMED AND STEAM MOPPED. I know right. Awesome!
And if that wasn’t enough he left a little surprise for miss Alea before he left for work today. We got a couple inches of snow last night and after shoveling off his side of the driveway to get out, he made Alea a snowman! Alea’s been obsessed with her Frosty the Snowman book lately and we read it every.single.night before bed. Not only was she bouncing off the walls shocked and excited, my heart was warmed. And I was humbled by his sweet actions.
I know this snowman was for Alea, but this silly looking thing completely and totally made my day.