Tuesday, January 13, 2015

                     Meeting Me in my Mess

You ever had one of those days where you wake up with the best intentions, goal oriented, energized, focused, and ready to tackle the world only to be frazzled the first 15 minutes you step out of bed. Being a mom is a wonderfully, beautiful time that can bring out the best and worst in you. I have to admit there are days, and thank goodness they are few and far between that I simply want to grab my bulk bag of chocolates and barricade myself in the bathroom. You know the most glorious place in the house!!!
But even on those days we have to rise to the occasion, tame our ruffled feathers, and face the battle like soldiers who see the victory that lies ahead. Fully armed and ready!!! Those who stand by and watch us rise and fall are more likely to read those times we feel powerless and defeated, steadfast and accomplished. Truly they are what has made me stronger, wiser, braver, and yes, at times crazier then my usual self.
Today was one of those days, where anything that could go wrong did and yet anything that could be learned from that experience was learned and witnessed. At the end of the day, you look back and laugh at yourself, and the things your kids might have did or said that truly couldn't be funny at that very moment. You say tomorrow is another day, when this week is over a new one will start, either way, we are so blessed with new days, new experiences, and YES, new mistakes and even old reoccurring ones. Thankfully, we are human, and our Saviors master piece, who he calls his own. We are loved unconditionally and forgiven by our children every day. Every morning strive to be their hero, their mentor, and even their playmate. How blessed are we to be able to share in that every day with our children, to look forward and move on.
At times we do have to look back and use ourselves as an example, admit our mistakes, share our struggles, in hopes they too will see we aren't perfect.
So whether you are a working mom, stay at home, homeschooler or not, know that you are not alone in your journey of motherhood. We all share a common bond, the love for our children.
From a mother of 12

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