Everyone is settled into the routine of school and activities and so am I! So when I was asked out on a date…I felt like it was time for me to do something for myself. I would love to have the time to try on-line dating, but for now am happy to meet someone at the kids open house who knows I have six kids and is still willing to go out! As the time got closer for me to start getting ready I started to get nervous. I am comfortable in my life with my children. The thought of opening my heart and letting someone in is really scary. As I started to get ready, the power went out, I cut my leg shaving, and because it was so dark in the shower I grabbed the conditioner to wash my hair with instead of the shampoo. Two hours later, still no power and I did my make-up by flashlight. The girls helped me pick out an outfit. Why do they make skinny jeans for moms that go below our belly buttons??? Really?? Everytime I tried to sit down I felt like I was showing half of my backside and everytime I stood up I felt like every extra inch of my waistline was being squeezed out of the top of the jeans! I gave in and decided to not be hip and wear my comfortable mommy jeans. The date was fun and I enjoyed being out. I confess I was worried that maybe the loss of power and mishaps were a sign that I wasn’t ready to date…but it just made it more memorable. Will there be a second date…we will see. But it is fun to know that I can get back out there!
In the blink of an eye I went from the suburban mom who had it all to a single mom of six facing divorce, death, and moving. So what do you do when life throws you so many curves? You pick yourself up and find out you are stronger than you ever imagined. Blythe Newsome