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I am a 30 year old stay-at-home mother of two from Michigan. I like to crochet, it relaxes me. I love to make new and different things!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dance Like No One's Watching

Is there anything better than the weekend? Most of the time I don't even notice what day it is, since I'm a stay-at-home mom. But I know when it's Saturday because my husband doesn't have to work, and my daughter's face in the morning when she sees him is so wonderful to see. She gets a little squeal in her voice and tells me how excited she is. For some reason, everything seems better on the weekend. The coffee tastes better, the diet isn't as strict...even a little rain doesn't matter because taking a weekend nap is so relaxing. (Not like I remember what a nap is, because my three year old daughter refuses to take them, meaning no nap for mommy!) We just love the weekends!

Today we participated in the walk for Multiple Sclerosis for the fourth year. As I mentioned before, my sister-in-law, cousin, and some friends and acquaintances suffer from this terrible disease. My brother talked to a woman on the walk today that had MS herself, along with her father and her brother. That is just devastating. What are the chances? The only plus side to that situation would be that they wouldn't have to feel alone. I cannot even imagine how my sister-in-law handles each day being a stay-at-home mom to two boys, and being in a wheelchair in a two story home where she can't get around easily. But, she rarely complains, and takes each day as it comes. If anything, it has been an eye opener. When my kids want me to get on the floor and play with them, or chase them around outside and pop bubbles, even if I don't really feel like it- I cannot say no. I try not to take the fact that I am able to play with my children for granted. 

My brother snapped this picture of my daughter at the walk this morning. It is one of my favorite pictures of her of all time. She is always dancing and singing, always putting on a show for anyone who will watch, and always trying to make everyone around her smiling and happy. She is the kind of child who will walk up to an 80 year old woman in the mall and ask her if she wants to come to her house to play. (I can say this is true, because it has happened multiple times!) When I was pregnant with her little brother and waiting to see the doctor, a little girl came in with her parents, and she was a dwarf. My daughter marched up to the little girl, gave her a big hug, and said "I love you." I watched my daughter dancing today and I was hoping that she will always have the ability to dance in the grass. I hope on every higher power there is that she never has to endure the struggles of a disease like Multiple Sclerosis.

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."  ~Japanese Proverb

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