2.14.2012

happy celebrate love day

my valentine


“being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.”
~mildred b. vermont

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i could have used any number of quotes about a mother's love today. but i chose this one for a reason... for the past eight months, being a full-time mama has been my only job. but on monday, i start a "real" full-time job. this one, however, will pay me in dollars instead of love.

yikes! i'm a bit nervous. i have not worked since october of 2010.

more details to come. in the mean time, i'll be here trying to enjoy my last few days of "freedom".

and today, i'll do it while celebrating love. i'm convinced that true love does not stand alone. it lives and breathes only when accompanied by sacrifice and gratitude. becoming a mother is probably the thing that has most revealed this to me. but in being shown this through motherhood, i now recognize it in others... and it is how i know they truly love.

does gratitude and sacrifice live with love in you and in those who claim to love you? i hope so. if not, i hope you will find that kind of love and strive to love that way, too.

and i hope you have a lovely day.

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Good luck in your new endeavor. And Happy Valentine's day to you.

Kathy

Mona's Picturesque said...

Happy Valentine's Georgia ♥

georgia b. said...

thank you, sweet kathy and sweet mona. happy valentine's day to both of you, too!

Stacey said...

Oh I'm anxious to hear about your new job!!!

Love this precious photo. Happy Valentine's Day, friend!

Jessie said...

Congratulations! You will do awesome no matter if it is in your home or outside. Best of luck to you!

Kelly said...

awwwww....such a loving photo Georgia. I can't wait hear the details. Good luck on Monday. Just remember...this new routine will take time and everyone will need adjusting....just one day at a time.
Happy Valentines Day.

Kim Stevens said...

Happy I {heart} you Day! Beautiful words, and my heart skipped a beat, for real, when I saw this picture! Good luck in your job, I have been a stay at home mom for 17 years now the thought of going back to work makes me break out into a cold sweat! lol

ZeldaMom said...

Full Time??? Yikes!
Good luck, have fun, and don't worry about your little sweetpea.
Happy Valentine's day to you all.

Lisa said...

Happy Valentine's Day Georgia! It's been so long since I've been in blog-world, but I was thinking of you today and wanted to stop by! <3

georgia b. said...

thank you , sweet friends.
valentine x's and o's to you all!
=)

beth said...

happy valentines day.....and the best of luck in your new job. i'm anxious to know more and wish i was close enough to babysit/daycare sweet baby isaac....xo

georgia b. said...

oh, me too, beth! i think i could use the help! not sure how it's all going to work out, but luckily, i can work from home, so mr. b. can watch the kiddo while i work at night.

Leah C said...

Beautiful quote and photo...each is a treasure! I've been a stay-@-home mom for twelve years now (my "babies" are 16 & 12); I think I've forgotten how to do any other job!! Wishing you well with your new job:)

Naomi said...

Good luck on the new job! Hope you had a happy heart day. Precious photo!!!

Jen said...

A bit behind on blog reading this week but I wanted to say good luck tomorrow! Even though it's working at home I know it means a change in routine's! I'm sure tomorrow will go great for you all! :-)

Kitty M said...

Lots of love and luck to you Georgia as you embark on your new role - I hope it went really well for you on Monday!

I too have to start looking for something ready for April boohoo - wish I had lots of money and could stay at home x