Then: March 2006
Now: March 2012
Then: Married with no kids.
Now: Married mother of three.
Then: A "messy house" meant some papers on the floor and a few dishes in the sink.
Now: I would consider that clean.
Then: A typical Saturday night would consist of going out to dinner, maybe a movie or even a bar.
Now: At home dinners and quiet time by 10:00pm
Then: Sleeping in meant 11:30am
Now: Sleeping in doesn't exist
Then: My wardrobe was selected 50% comfort, 40% fasion, 10% price.
Now: I select my clothes 100% comfort- if it's a good price and/or fashionable, that's a bonus.
Then: I watched no kid tv.
Now: I watch mostly kid tv.
Then: If a doctor said I needed a procedure, surgery, pill, shot, etc. I would just do it.
Now: I research and question everything before I take it, consent to it, or give it to my kids.
Then: Vacations were at least once a year, sometimes more.
Now: What's a vacation? Kidding- but they are shorter, closer, and less often.
Then: My life was neater, and more about me.
Now: My life is messy, and every decision I make affects my children.
Then: I thought I loved Luis as much as possible.
Now: I love him more than I could've imagined.
While things are vastly different now, I wouldn't want it to be any different. I am so blessed to have my children. I am so thankful Luis and I had our "then" time, but the now- the now is so much better.