20 November, 2011

Trusting Hashem

Unfortunately lately I've being reading a lot about child molestation. Not that this subject interest me but its kind of following me. This is something horrible and this sick people are out there in all kinds of garments(clothes). Teachers, friends, relatives, religious, atheist, fat, skinny u name it. Also other things are happening in my life that got me thinking how much can we protect our kids?
Its scary to think that our little and vulnerable angels can't be secured by us all the time. We can do the best of our power, and for that we have to be aware of bad things that happens in the world, we have to learn and to do research, teach our kids and don't be embarrassed, be their friends so they can come to us when needed, have rules, watch them, and many more things. But there is a limit of how much we can do, and when we reach this limit is time to pray and trust G-d. Making it clear I'm not saying leave up to G-d and he will save us, I said to do ALL its possible and ALSO pray. I can't imagine how scary it is to be a parent when someone don't have that trust. I know its hard but we have to know that all things come from G-d and He's protecting us and our little angels.
So as bad this world can be, and as scary it is to raise kids in it, we have Hashem and when we turn to Him we can see a light in the end of the tunnel.
May no one have to deal with any difficult situation anymore :)

04 November, 2011

I was always a punctual person or at least the kind that was maximum 5 minutes late. I grow up with parents that were very worried on being in time so I got that from them. If I had a doctor appointment I would try to be there 5 minutes before if I had to find parking add to that 10-20minutes. In college I always came 15 minutes before class started. I was always trying to not only to be on time but to be ready when time came.
Ok so I had baby number 1 and life changed, I started being a little late for things. For example when my son was almost 6 months me and my best friend(booba) made plans to go to the beach with him. So I suppose to pick her up at 10am, its a 30 minutes drive to her house(ps: I wish we would still live 30 minutes away) so I calculated everything I had to do before living the house: eat, get dress, change baby, prepare diapers bag,put baby in car seat...
Ok with that in mind I started to get ready on the right time, but to
get dress before baby was a 10 minutes task after baby is more like 20 minutes with stops every 5 minutes to attend to baby needs. To eat before baby was 5 minutes after baby is like 'eat?' what is that?
Even with all this I was by the door at 9:35 great only 10 minutes late(because time to get to car and put him in the car seat), but wait what is this smell? Not only he pooped but it was all over his clothes so I had to change him and choose new outfit, ... So I end up being 30 minutes late. Not a big deal specially because my friend is super understanding, but after this day I started noticing that wasn't something isolated. For everything I was 20-30 minutes late.
Then baby 2 and baby 3 came so now if I'm 30 minutes late I'm happy I made in time :/
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