I am Overwhelmed….but with What?

It happens once every couple of months.

Makes me stop whatever I’m doing, freeze for that moment in time, and hold my breath while I gaze around the room.

My eyes fall on each piece of furniture, picture frame, and ficture.

They soak in dirty dishes, dust particles, and stacks of papers.

I am overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude, disbelief, and unexplainable love.

I try to understand how I ended up where I did.

With a family.

A daughter.

A home.

How my life became so full.

My mind swims as I try to comprehend my fortune.

The laughter my house explodes with every morning, and our hurry to be together again each night.

Made up songs and dance moves on a weekend drive.

The races to the mailbox and always loosing to the toddler.

My mind swims when I attempt to explain my thankfulness.

The love I have.

All of it a dream come true.

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35 Responses to I am Overwhelmed….but with What?
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    October 3, 2011 | 5:55 am

    I almost thought you’d go the way I was going to go with a post yet unwritten, titled ‘Overwhelmed’. And I’m glad you went the way you did, because Leighann, you deserve it all. The family, the daughter, the home, the happiness. xo

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:50 pm

      I have those “other” overwhelmed feelings too.
      Oh boy do I.
      I’m waiting for that post from you…

  2. Jenn @ Fox in the City
    October 3, 2011 | 7:37 am

    Ah, this is a great post! I love those moments . . . the ones where you look around and realize that life is pretty darn good!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:49 pm

      And you know what?
      I don’t think people do that enough.

  3. imperfectmomma
    October 3, 2011 | 7:56 am

    This is awesome. Great post. You definitely deserve it all

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:49 pm

      It’s a pretty awesome feeling when you realize you have a great life and have no reason to complain.

  4. Amber
    October 3, 2011 | 10:09 am

    I also thought this was going to go another direction. You have a full and wonderful life.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:48 pm

      I’m pretty lucky… I agree.
      BUT I need posts like this to remind me sometimes.

  5. Elena
    October 3, 2011 | 10:27 am

    So very sweet. Having kids is truly the best gift ever. Couldn’t agree more with Alison – you deserve it, sista!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:47 pm

      Thank you Elena
      I could never have known the joy that is a child until I had one.

  6. Lady Estrogen
    October 3, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Me toooo!
    I had to paint the kitchen this weekend and for about 2 hours, I just sat and stared at the task ahead and drowned a little. Ugh.

  7. Mommy's Paradise
    October 3, 2011 | 11:21 am

    I’m so happy for you that you have found your perfect life with your family. Children are the best gift ever, I only found out since I have my own and I wouldn’t change a thing.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:46 pm

      I would change her sleeping patterns. LOL

  8. Kir
    October 3, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    I feel that a lot lately, especially as the boys grow, I find myself wanting to be with them more…to see what they will say or repeat or KNOW in this moment. It’s enough for me to leave laundry unfolded and blog posts unwritten and DVR filled…to be able to enjoy the miracle that is my children.

    I SOOOOOO “get this” 🙂
    Yea, for full chaotic lives!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:45 pm

      I find that as my daughter gets older too.
      I want to be with her every minute.

  9. Sweaty
    October 3, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Reading your post makes me happy. I am living vicariously through you, girl. Enjoy every moment!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:44 pm

      I struggle with depression… some days are shit.
      But that’s why i write posts like this on the good days.

  10. Galit Breen
    October 3, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    Oh my this is lovely! Your gratitude? Is admirable! XO

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:44 pm

      Thank you Galit. Some days I forget to appreciate and I need posts like this to remind me.

  11. Kimberly
    October 3, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    Such a sweet post. Kids and families really make our lives full. This is a nice reminder to stop and think about everything in our life.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:43 pm

      Now that my daughter is becoming a toddler I am excited at every new development.
      She is getting her own personality and so fun to do activities with.
      You are right.. she makes my life full.

  12. Ra
    October 3, 2011 | 7:48 pm

    Love this! I had one of these kinda moments today!! One day I will look back and think these were the best days of my life x0x

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:41 pm

      I think that often.
      One day I will be sitting with my daughter and we will talk about when she was a baby.
      It will be in the blink of an eye.

  13. KLZ
    October 3, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    It’s completely amazing to think we ended up here. We’re all very lucky.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:40 pm

      We are very lucky.
      Sometimes I need a little reminder to say thank you for how lucky I am.

  14. Julie @ mamamash
    October 3, 2011 | 9:58 pm

    I still freeze sometimes and think, “holy crap, I’m a MOM.”

    It’s still so strange to see that in writing.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:37 pm

      That’s the feeling exactly!!
      “I’m a MOM! What the heck? I have a daughter.. THAT’s HER! She’s beautiful. She loves me. She’s MINE! She’s almost 2!”

  15. By Word of Mouth Musings
    October 3, 2011 | 10:22 pm

    Like the childhood song … count your blessings, count them one by one …

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:36 pm

      I am so very grateful!

  16. Leigh Ann
    October 3, 2011 | 11:45 pm

    Your love of being a mother shines through in so much of your writing. Lots of love in that house, i can tell.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:35 pm

      There so is!!
      I love being home with my family.

  17. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    October 4, 2011 | 12:59 am

    And you are deserving of every little piece of it! I love how your enjoyment and thankfulness of your life comes through in your writing!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      that is a HUGE compliment
      Thank you so so much!

  18. Jessica
    October 4, 2011 | 1:01 am

    These are awesome moments and you deserve everything you have. Enjoy it!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      So awesome!!
      I’m enjoying every second

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