Not always easy, not always witnessed by a momma with eyes prepared to appreciate it
or ears tuned to hear beautiful sounds (which sometimes masquerade as noise)...
More than I'd like to admit, I'm in a hurry for the toys to be put away, the dirt to be washed off,
dinner finished, teeth brushed, cheeks kissed... Some days - some moments - don't seem beautiful.
They seem plain ol' exhausting!
Here's the thing: exhaustion isnot a sign of defeat.
It's a byproduct of motherhood.
I wish I could remember that more often :-)
Exhaustion does however, bring forth whatever is in the heart. No more needs said, does it.
Exhaustion and everything that goes with it is a perfect opportunity to draw near to the Lord. He is the source of true rest. He is the source of patience,. He is the giver of joy, yes. HE is everything!
And He is the source of all these beautiful moments, precious children, and delights for all the senses.
To thank Him is to worship Him - it is most especially worship when it comes from a tired worn out
momma who wants to be more like Him.
But there is always this moment now to do-over. I'm so glad for that!
Beautiful sunshine, dandilions, swallows swooping through the eves trying to find a place to nest.
Sticks, dirt, butterflies, tousled hair and dirt under fingernails. Noise.
Failure, forgiveness, grace.
Running, riding, skipping, splashing, digging, swinging, climbing.
Beautiful beautiful life.
What a privilege to be here for these people and all . this . life!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times