Thursday, May 16, 2013

Don't miss out! (Feb. 26, 2013)



    

While Sunday has always been an exhausting day for me, it has gotten a little trickier since now our space is minimal. This Sunday was like most others, it was 4pm and we had exhausted every puzzle, art project, quiet reading time, and even an uplifting movie...Now what?
    I knew we had to get out of the house, but every part of me wanted to put on another movie and crawl into bed and read a book. I knew deep down inside that  it wouldn't work, I would have bickering kids and a wild preschooler bouncing off the walls within 30 minutes. So I gritted my teeth and said, "shoes on everyone!".  Amidst complaints, and whining about the "no bikes on Sunday" rule, I just hung in there. We started walking towards the bay, past the park without tears, and slowly but surely everyone got into the swing of the moment and here we were enjoying ourselves. My exhaustion melted away and I found myself sitting on a bench having one of those epiphany moments.....
     You don't have to be a perfect mom, Angel, you just have to keep DOING it. One foot in front of the other, and every once in awhile heaven will shine down on you and you will get to see the  "angels" for who they really are,  not the ones who always masquerade as quarreling siblings.
Thank you Heaven for shining down on me today!
-Angel

3 comments:

Stacy Clayburn said...

:) perfectly said! (been in that moment before too...)
You are a great mom, keep it up!

Patsy Mecham said...

What a wonderful picture. And well said. Motherhood is eternal. But they do grow and change and things quiet down a bit. My blessed grandchildren have a wonderful Mom.

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