“Yesterday I was in one of those ‘woe is me’ moods because despite my most valiant efforts to teach them differently, my sweet children think dirty socks go on the floor in the kitchen. And they think the place for their discarded drawings and papers is strewn across the counter. And they are dramatic. And I didn’t have the one ingredient I needed for dinner I thought I had so our schedule got all messed up, and I was late to take the girls to gymnastics again and I had to wait on hold with the health insurance forever and got disconnected twice which makes me mad.
But then I came across this picture:
And that’s all it took to realize once again: I’m the luckiest girl in the world.
I get to be a mother.
Yes, sometimes the moments that fill up a mother’s day don’t seem to be so sweet. But if we step back and not take it all quite so seriously we realize that life is good. So very good. And that brings the sweetness into the memories of the craziness.
I love this quote:
When you are exasperated by interruptions, try to remember that their very frequency may indicate the value of your life. Only people who are full of help and strength are burdened by other persons’ needs. The interruptions which we chafe at are the credentials of our indispensability. The greatest condemnation that anybody could incur – and it is a danger to guard against – is to be so independent, so unhelpful, that nobody ever interrupts us, and we are left comfortably alone.
-Anonymous from The Anglican Digest
Each moment of motherhood, whether they be exhausting and mundane… or magically rewarding, all work together to make up the beautiful tapestry of motherhood we are weaving day by day, crazy minute by crazy minute.
In my mind there is nothing quite so good as to be a Mother (except for being a wife, but that’s another post for another day). The one who is interrupted the most. And I must cherish those moments of interruptions while they last. Because before I know it these children will grow up and leave off to create their own stories, and I’ll be left with just the memories of all those life-enriching interruptions echoing through my house.