Greetings from the west!
My name is Sunny, and I live with my husband and our five children ages 16 to 2. I love learning. I have a M.F.A. in Humanities and dream about going back to school some day (as a student, I mean, not just to help with the bulletin boards, which I also consider a treat). I teach a few piano students, and I thrive on creative projects when possible.
But really, my life is about my family. And it’s a good thing because cheering for the high school swim team and turning around to cheer potty-training triumphs while promising to sew on scout patches (all the while thinking What can I make for dinner with the time and food I have left?) is dizzying. In general, I feel overwhelmed (and I’m “home” full-time—you working moms are just amazing).
I take a deep breath and keep going because I have learned to be grateful that my teenager actually acknowledged me at the swim meet, that there are scout patches to sew on, and who wouldn’t be grateful for some potty-training success? Surviving each day is a challenge, but how today’s choices affect our tomorrows is constantly on my mind.
I am working on improving my own and my family’s nutrition and health, finances, getting along, making good memories, nurturing and enjoying my marriage, disciplining without degrading, and recognizing the hand of God in our lives. I look forward to your sharing your wisdom with me.
I find life is harder than I expected, but I deeply love the gifts I have been given—my husband, my children, my opportunities. So I’ll keep doing my humble best, one step at a time.