I thought for my first blog post, I would start with an introduction. My name is Patty Floyd, I am 31 years old. I am married and a mother of 3; 2 boys and a girl who we are adopting. My two youngest are 1 and soon to be 2. Having two little ones and one big one, some people think I'm crazy, some give me way more credit than is owed, but if you really know me, you know I am a busy, full-time working mom, with three kids and a husband who is doing everything that I can to keep everything and everyone moving in the right direction. Can anyone relate to that?
My house is messy, my dishes are dirty, and although my clothes are clean, they are not always neatly put away. I often look around my house and think of my mom, mother of four, working, going to school to complete her Master's, and still cooking dinner for us, and keeping her house clean. It seemed like she did it all. As a mother, I know that this must have been far from reality, but still, I think of her often and wonder how she did it. She is one of many women who inspire me, and challenge me to do more, work harder, never give up, and soak up every precious moment with my children.
She was at every softball and soccer game, cheering me on, no matter if we win or lose. And yet, I seem to remember her comparing herself to her mother as well, how well she cooked, how she sewed all her clothes, and kept an immaculate garden, and all her meals were homecooked. I look at my mother and think about all that she gleaned from her mother, and I try to glean as much from her. She is an example of unconditional love and that is who I strive to be. I am blessed to call her Mom.
So perhaps, this is not an introduction of who I am, but who I strive to be. So I ask you in return. Who are you? Who do you strive to be?