Being Family Focused
Sometimes just focusing on ‘my family’ meaning Mac, Baby and I, not even including my Brother and parents, is really hard for me. Really hard. But I’m learning that sometimes it is necessary. I’m the type of person who wants to help everyone I love. I always want to say yes and help everyone out. There have been a few times since we have been married that Mac has had to sit me down and actually tell me “Amber our life is too busy/stressed/whatever right now and we can’t take anything else on.”
You know what, he is right. Most of the time its ok to be the yes girl, but not all the time. Sometimes you need to be family focused, sometimes life is big enough that it needs your full attention in one direction. When I got married that didn’t make my family un-important but it did change the priority a little. God, Ryan and the Baby, My Family then Friends. I’m trying really hard to learn this one….I don’t always get it right but I’m getting better. I’ve done a pretty good job of not scheduling anything the last 7 weeks of this pregnancy only Baby Showers at this point lets hope I can stick to that..
How about you do you have a hard time being family focused? I have a feeling this will get easier for me when the baby arrives.