I wish I could record some moments on my memory. I don't know when I would pull them out, but I'd like them there. Last night, I was rocking my 18 month old to sleep. At first, I was irritated that it was taking so long, and that I had to rock him to sleep to begin with. But it occurred to me that I will someday miss these moments. He was playing with his toes, and I loved his nonsensical chatter. Why is it that he will fight sleep tooth and nail, and I would give anything for it??!? I wanted to remember every detail of it though. His warm little body on my lap, his feet flying and the sound of his baby talk. Once he finally falls asleep, I usually don't want to put him in his crib. I could sit and rock him all night long, sound asleep on my chest.
Actually, its probably a good thing I am forced to do our bedtime routine every night. The kids make me slow down and spend some quiet time reading and rocking. If it wasn't for them, I would probably wear myself down working nonstop.
I am eager to get the ball rolling and get my business up and running. Having a home based business does not mean that I can devote forty hours a week to it, however. Unfortunately, or should I say fortunately, home life moves along. Today, I must do laundry, return books to the library, grocery shop, and start on our tax return.
The good thing is that I have come up with a logo, and a name! I have all the forms filled out, ready for submitting to the city and state. I have a healthy start on my business plan. I have content up on my web page.
Things are moving along, and as I move along, I realize how fortunate I am in my family and friends. My mother has encouraged me to keep going, my former sign language teacher has offered her support and advice as well as a reference letter, so many of my friends have helped me with my logo, planning my website, sending in a reference letter, or editing my web content.
Today I am thankful.