Saturday, June 5, 2010

Marley and Me

I am not really an animal movie person. Not because I don't love animals, I just don't love animals the way other people do. That is why I was pleasantly suprised when I saw the movie Marley and Me. Although Marley was a big part of the movie, I wouldn't say the movie was about him. I really appreciated the realistic life moments they captured and could relate to a lot of what Jennifer Aniston's character went through. I had a period of time after my first son was born where I was so sleep deprived, and so poor, and so gross from baby goo that I felt I had no idea who I was. But just like Aniston's character I knew I had made a choice, and I didn't regret that choice. As tired as I was I still loved my Husband and my baby boy, and I knew the day would come when I would feel stronger and happier again.

I think in life no matter who your partner is, or what children you are blessed with we will all struggle. However if we stick with it and stick with the people we have committed ourselves to we can find unconditional love and happiness. To me that is more than worth it.


Jules said...

Oh my goodness. I think you ripped a page right out of my diary. That is exactly how I felt( and sometimes still feel) after my first born 4 years ago. Tired out of my mind, barely surviving on one income, and wondering what the heck happened to my body and all of my "me" time. It is so comforting to know that there are other people who have felt the same way and made the same choices. Our children won't remember not having new clothes and the latest toys( though I often wish I could get them those), but they will remember us being accessible to them and it being us to comfort and teach them. At least that's what I keep telling myself!

Ingrid said...

i just read your post and feel/felt the same way after my son was born. it was such a hard transition and sometimes still is and i am getting there, but it is good to know other women feel/felt the same after having their babies too. i love my little so much, but it is hard work!