If you're like me, you read lots on the internet everyday. Some things are good. Some aren't. I was thinking about it the other day and was overwhelmed by how often I see negative things. I want my blog to be a place where you come and are encouraged, hear positive things, and maybe find the perfect vest. (haha-just referencing yesterday's post) So today, Mamas, I'm speaking to you. From my Mama heart to yours, here are some encouraging words for you...
Last week, my friend, Ashley, shared a post for all the Tired Mamas. I completely agree with her every word. I'm not knee deep anymore in sippy cups and baby food, but trust me...that stage only lasts a quick minute. If I could go back to those days I would in a second. Those days were hard but they were sweet, sweet times. I'd love to sit and rock baby Nixon, play peek-a-boo with baby Ebby Lee, or hear baby Bowen make the "moo" sound just one more time. Mamas to littles, ENJOY these moments.
I can already promise you that these moments will get easier. My kids are getting older and they can get their own snacks, brush their own teeth (kind of-we're still working on that), and help put away their own clean laundry. HUGE, huh?
It's not like the children growing up is a down hill thing by any means. Young elementary school age kids are fun! They get jokes and even make their own (SHOCKER!). They play games and can sit through an entire movie that isn't animated. Holla! I'm guessing that each year will continue to get to be even more fun...until they become TEENAGERS! ha! I kid.
My point today is that all too soon they'll be graduating high school and leaving our nests. Enjoy this time in the middle of the chaos because all too soon our nests will be quiet and empty. I'm definitely not saying I have this whole motherhood thing figured out, but I am trying my best to enjoy it all...every little moment. Francesca Battistelli's song, "This is the Stuff" says it best when it says, "In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I'm blessed." You're blessed, Mamas! Let's do our best to enjoy all the moments...the peaceful ones and the crazy! Let's make today a great one! XOXO