Thursday, February 13, 2014

To All The Mamas

To all the mamas out there who don't have it together every single gosh darn day, no matter how it might look on the outside...
To all the mamas who are so frazzled on the inside that they can't help that it spills out, showing on the outside for all to see...
To the mammas who I've judged at some point for their atrocious housekeeping skills...
To all the mamas who have literally hid under a blanket curled up in a ball on the couch from their whining and demanding children, pretending they weren't there, just for a moment...
To all the mamas who have yelled at their two-year-old, followed by guilt and crying and asking the two-year-old's forgiveness...only to repeat the same thing over and over that very same day...
To all the mamas who have recently been going stir crazy as the winter begins to feel ridiculously long, and whose kids are starting to feel it too...

To the mama who passionately believes in feeding her family wholesome, nutritious food, yet can't muster more effort than yet another box of Annie's mac n' cheese for lunch (what? organic doesn't automatically equal healthy and well balanced??)...
To the mama who just. needs. a. nap. and so she takes one and wakes up to find every last diaper wipe pulled out of the box and strewn everywhere, yet finds herself thankful that no one is hurt and nothing is stained/broken...

To the mama who is trying to pay for groceries, including the half-eaten, slobbered on ones, and looks up to find her two-year-old pushing the cart away with the baby, as strangers stare...
To all the mamas who just feel plain frumpy and cannot, for the life of them, figure out what to do about it, or how it's humanly possible to look so vastly different--and older--in a few short years!...
To all the mamas who think getting a lil' crazy means staying up until 10:30 (on a weeknight!) with a good book and perhaps some chocolate...but then regrets it when 6 a.m. comes and the baby is crying...
To the mamas who get to stay at home with their babies and absolutely love their job and wouldn't have it any other way, yet have days where they feel like if they don't leave their house THIS INSTANT (with out the kids), they will simply loose their freaking mind...
To the mamas whose to-do list only gets longer instead of shorter (isn't this just wrong?!), and the correlation of energy vs. size of to-do list is inversely related...

To all the mamas who are devoting this phase of life to raising precious littles, I see you! I am you! Living life to the fullest, raising little girls and so enjoying it; feeling so blessed, and having so much fun! But even on the best days, at least one of the above scenarios is me. Last week, I kid you not, pretty much all of that was in one really, really, really bad day in which a lot of full on sobbing was included. I'll end with a word of wisdom and encouragement from my dear aunt...

On your very best day, God delights in you.
And on your most awful, ugly, horrible, worst day, God delights in you!
That, is the beauty of the gospel.

Take heart, all you mamas! And keep up the good work:)


5 comments:

  1. You nailed it! Love how you can put your thoughts (often my thoughts) into such great writing.

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  2. I love you best friend. keep up the great work. you are the best. "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

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  3. Good word momma, thanks for sharing this encouragement!!!

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  4. Sometimes this is just SO needed to hear, so THANK YOU! And back at ya. I am in the super uncomfortable bit of pregnancy and running after/picking up my 21 month old wild child is about the last thing I want to be doing, yet have to do all.the.time. And I'm about to add another into this wild mix?!? Thank goodness for all those beautiful moments mixed in with the tough!

    Found you through the link-up. :)

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  5. This is so encouraging….loved finding you through Casey's link up.

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