When all you’ve managed to make is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch AND breakfast and well let’s not talk about dinner.
When the house is clean and not a single soul realizes that you’ve picked up toys at least 25 times that day.
When changing diapers and feeding your baby is pretty much all you can manage in a day.
When you’ve only managed to read one really small paragraph of your devotional time because your son wanted to sit on your lap while making plane and car noises the whole time.
When the sink is full of dishes, dinner hasn’t been made and the kids are a filthy mess but you’ve made fun memories that day.
When you write them a note on a used napkin because you can’t find a clean one but you still place it in their lunch bag.
When it’s dinner time and your house looks like 30 children trampled through it, when in reality it was just 3 kids having fun in the living room.
When you linger in bed just a little bit longer in the morning, to cuddle with your child.
When your husband asks, “What did you all do today?” And what is running through your head is “They’re in one piece. They’re clean. They didn’t go hungry.” The end.
When sitting on the toilet is precious ME time.
When you had great plans for your day and you only made it to the park.
When you’re running late to piano lessons for the 5th time, the kids are arguing in the car and you’re stuck in traffic.
When you’re up in the middle of the night warming up a bottle.
Be encouraged sweet mom!
I was reminded of these wise words from Mother Teresa this morning and it’s exactly what I needed to read as I sit here feeling overwhelmed with my schedule, my to do list, my back to school list… As mothers this is what our day is full of, the little things, little people…