Sunday, May 2, 2010

You Can't Always Get What You Want...

But if you try sometimes well you just might find, You get what you need!

There are times where I just see other peoples lives and think...man, I wish I could do that, or go there or have that experience. You know things like go to happy hour, take a girls weekend to the beach or stay out all night dancing. Those days are long behind me but sometimes I get a bit envious of those people who still live most of their days and weekends doing the such.

Then...I think back to that good ol' Rolling Stones song. You can't always get what you want BUT I do know that I have what I need. I have incredible parents, loving sisters, a hard working husband, fantastic friends and an out of this world son.

So the times where other people are going to happy hour, I am outside pulling a toddler in a wagon. Instead of going on girls weekends, I'm taking trips with my extended family of 13. Oh, and those weekends dancing in the club are replaced with going to the zoo and potty training.

After reflecting on my life, I have come to realize that I'm glad those times are now past me. I have many exciting things to look forwad to. However, I do cheerish my girls nights. Margaritas anyone?

1 comment:

Amy said...

Oh Mary I know the feeling!!! I too wish I could just pack up for the weekend and say "See ya!" I have done it once before, but I was running a marathon....so....no fun in that one!! HA!! But you know when you are gone you would miss your boys like crazy!!

I do take time out to do the Ladies Night every once in awhile and will be doing it tomorrow. Just think, in about 20 years you can do all those things again!!