Donielle Holland...Been her my entire life. Got married....name never changed. But, I can lose myself sometimes w/ how crazy & hectic my schedule is:/ If you are a woman like I am....Your day never stops. They actually kinda start running together as just a week..not a day. Sometimes I look forward to my weekend because maybe...just maybe...I can sleep in on a Saturday morning. It is a rare event, but when it happens...I feel energized and ready for my next week of GO..GO..GO.... But, then sometimes you get that weekend that is full of birthday parties, church socials, sport events, and the typical grocery shopping and cleaning:/ So, that is when I just STOP! Right there.....and I grab my iPhone (that I am totally addicted to) and find out what in the world my friends are doing. And that's when I make plans to hang out with the coolest people that I know. Not just the friends that you made as a adult...the friends that knew you as a child...as a teenager...the friends you grew up with! The girls that held your hair back when you got drunk at a party and shouldn't have done that Keg Stand...The people that you were packed 10 to a car & chilled with on Brown Road...The ones that you slept in a crappy hotel with (RED CARPET INN) and never complained because you were having so much fun:) The friends you went to Spring Break with and never told anyone what you did!!! lol....You can never have friends like that again....It doesn't matter to them how much money I make, what car I drive, how big my house is, what job I have, what I look like 20 years later...These people knew who I was before my life got so chaotic that I sometimes even forget if I even ate today or not? When I hang with these people...I remember who I am...I remember who Donielle Holland really is....Not the Mommy...Not the Wife...Not the Job...The Maid or the Chef....
There is no better medicine for stress and anxiety then having a night out with the best friends you could ever ask for! And I am talking about my girl & guy friends!!! :)) So when I forget to even breathe on a Tuesday...One evening with my past reminds me of myself, and I say.."Hello Donielle Holland...it's been a while." ;-)
Dear God...It's me, Donielle
Everyday I wake up and go through my typical routine:/ Shower, hair, make-up, get kids ready for school, make my husband's breakfast, carpool, Baby Deb time, housework, carpool, take the kids to whatever sport they are in for the season...Son is a football player & my oldest daughter takes competitive gymnastics for LSU....and let's not forget church in all that. So, I have decided to blog on my everyday moments just being me and needing that break...when you look up to the sky when you've just realized your gas light is on and your stuck in traffic, and say "Dear God...It's me, Donielle"......
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Mother's Day!! I was so blessed:) I was completely spoiled by my husband & children. It says a lot when your husband truly thinks that you are a great Mother. When both parents agree on how to raise your children it makes parenting so much easier. One mistake that I see parents make is that there are no "grey" areas when it comes to right & wrong! Its very simple....Right is Right & Wrong is Wrong!! Some parents tend to want to be their child's friend instead of teaching them the values that they need to become a moral responsible person. I am far from perfect...I have my own share of sins just like everyone else....So I do not think that I am above anyone or think too highly of myself...BUT...Children have friends...only one (maybe 2) sets of parents....Stear your children in the right path so that every generation becomes greater than the one before. Raise your children in church so that they will have a moral compass that will lead them to know the words of the Holy Bible. Some may stray, but with the teachings of the word, they will find their way home. Mother's love your Sons...You should be the woman in their life until they take a wife. Father's show your son how to treat a woman. Be nice, gentle, never hit, be strong and giving yet firm. Father's love your daughters so they will not seek attention from boys in ways that are unholy. Mother's love your daughters and show them how to be a respectful moral beautiful woman. To treasure her body as her temple. These things are so important. I never want my children to grow up and say "I wish my Mom had done.......or I wish my Mom hadn't......." I want my children to grow up and be the best that can be and follow their dreams but educated to know what a dream is and what reality is. I was blessed by God with two perfectly healthy children and I promise them on everything that I have....I will not fail you. I will do everything in my power to make sure you succeed! Thank you again to my wonderful husband and children who made my Mother's Day the best one I have ever had:)) God sprinkled love all over my house this weekend. I am so grateful!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Let's start with my typical day which starts around 5:00am (if I really put some effort into my looks for the day then 4:30am...lol). I get dressed then have to wake my two kids up & get them dressed. I leave my house about 6:10am to be at work for 7:00am. So here goes the drive to Seigan Lane from Walker. Sometimes slow traffic due to all the dang construction that never seems to be going away:( And why people must drive retarded through there is beyond me! Anyways, on Tuesdays & Thursdays my daughter has gymnastics from 5:30pm - 8:00pm on Segain Lane. I get off work at 4:00pm and drive ALL THE WAY HOME only to get there, and she is waiting for me in her cute lil leotard and we drive straight back to Seigan! I get home around 8:45pm...So let's do the math people...6:10am - 8:45pm = 14 hours and 35 mins...That is how long my day is...Which is not including my Mommy & Wife duties!! Ummm.......dinner, baths, some housework, making sure all homework is done & my kids have studied for their tests & I spend what personal time I have with my hubby who is just as busy as I am. Sometimes I feel like I am spending my life in my van or gymnastics. Because if I am not at work....I am usually at some sort of function that my 2 children belong too! Not that I am complaining bc I put them in these events to make them better! To give them options that I never had. My goal & responsibility is to make sure that both of my children succeed in life and make something of themselves! There is this huge world out there and I want my children to live in it...not be stuck in a small town like their parents. But, when I lay my head down at night and everything that needed to be done that day is completed....Its the only time of the day when I can close my eyes, relax and feel my body sink into my bed:) My feet are so tired and I look up at the ceiling and say "Wow...I am exhausted...Geezz...It must be a Tuesday!