Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Musings of a mommy on this thing called guilt…

Sooooo… tomorrow afternoon I’m heading out for my girls weekend! I am so excited about spending the weekend with two of my very close, sweet friends, Iva and Sally!! I haven’t seen Sally since our visit to Georgia last summer and we are soooooooooo excited about seeing her!

But…. why is it SO hard as a mom to feel ok with leaving? I know this weekend will be so good for all of us (especially for Ava and her daddy – b/c Ava is a major mommy’s girl and it will be good for her to spend some quality time with daddy). However, it’s like since becoming a mom, I’m programmed with guilt whenever I’m away from her doing something for me. Silly, I know. I totally believe that I need this time away. And I know I will have an absolute blast because I’m going to be with two amazing women. But for tonight, before I leave, I’m fighting the tears knowing I’ll miss this sweet little girl.IMG_9881 I spent extra time loving on and holding her at bedtime this week to get in my Ava fix. I know that going away like this will make me a better mommy and wife because I’m getting a few days to be totally selfish and focus on me instead of someone else. I think the reason I’m having a hard time with this trip is because this will be the longest I’ve been away from her. But, I know she’s in great hands (she’s got an amazing dad!) and they will have fun on their daddy/daughter weekend!

Zach, thank you for being such a wonderful daddy and so supportive of me and my need to have some time for myself (and with my friends)! I’m so blessed and so thankful to have you as my husband!


  1. so excited for you, friend!!!! you DEFINITELY deserve the time away. and you're so right ... it will definitely make you a better mom and wife. :) hope a & z have some good quality time ... enjoy your weekend!!! :)

  2. I don't think the guilt will ever go away, unfortunately. It's just how we are programmed. I do think you deserve a girls weekend though!! I hope you have a wonderful time!!! :)

  3. i am so glad you are getting a little mommy vaca! TRUST ME> WE ALL NEED ONE! Sweet girl will LOVE spending some quality time with her daddy, and will be even more excited to see you when you return ;) have fun!!

  4. Silly?!?! No...I'm pretty sure that guilt begins (for most moms) the second you give birth. Actually, the second you find out they are growing inside of you. It's just mommy thing!!

    I hope you are having a wonderful time with your friends!! Enjoy..if you're like me, it doesn't happen often but when it does it's like taking a little refresher course in who you are. Hope you don't miss your guy and gal too much!! I'm a little jealous of your trip and can't wait to see pics and hear of your adventures!

  5. I bet it was hard to leave, but it will be so fun for you!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! :)


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