Dear Mama who is struggling and feels like she can’t get through another day.
I’ve been there. I’ve been in the trenches of laundry piled up in baskets after the washer decided to break. I’ve been surrounded by a sink of dirty dishes. I’ve heard the sounds of video games blaring through the downstairs and the Cubs baseball song for the fifth time with Jackson singing it loudly.
I’ve been surrounded by children who want to tell you stories, show you pictures, and just get a hug.
I’ve heard the running of feet down the hallway as my daughter is running to her room as she plays tag in the house with her brother.
I’ve heard music blaring from my teenager’s room and told them to please turn it down. I’ve wiped down the sticky fingerprints from the walls, counters, washed the mirrors for the endless time, and complained yes that someone left the toothpaste out again.
It’s in those moments that God met me.
As I stood grumbling about my house. He told me to look at those moments and cherish them as one day I would miss them.
You see babies grow up. One day your baby is a toddler, then a child, then a tween, and then a teenager. The next thing you are sending them off to their first day of college.
In those moments the laundry and fingerprints won’t matter.
What matters is family and making memories. So cherish those moments.
Motherhood is a fantastic journey.
Have a fantastic Monday!!