Okay, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it has been a crazy couple of months. Thank goodness summer has FINALLY begun. I can’t wait to spend these summer days with my two cuties.
Last week while I was driving home from our Friday night small group my 4 year old son said,
“Mom, I wish I went on a date with you because you’re really special.”
I said, “Oh honey, I would love to go on a date with you.”
He then said, “But Daddy would really miss us, so maybe we could go on a family date.”
Ever since we went on a date a month ago, he’s been talking about going on a date. He didn’t like the fact that we went to a park without him, and *GASP* we didn’t even play.
There’s nothing better than hearing your little one say he wants to go on a date with your because you’re really special. Makes me teary just thinking about it. Sometimes he says things that make my heart skip a beat.
My decision to become a mom was probably one of the most difficult yet most amazing decisions I’ve ever made. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but the thought of childbirth was terrifying (had I known about breastfeeding, I might not have been so worried about labor & delivery). There are also so many challenges that come along with being a mom. It’s like flying the plane while it’s being built.
Sometimes during the day to day life tasks it’s hard to stop and really live in the moment. There’s so much to do, so much to remember, life is just so crazy sometimes. A year ago today I read a blog post that really changed my mindset on life. It’s funny how one person’s revelation can have a ripple affect. And how someone else’s perspective can have a profound impact on the way we see life. You can read the post here.
Those 4 words really resonated with me: These are the days
There are always new challenges popping up as a mom. Sometimes I feel like a failure. I’ve had to do my fair share of apologizing. Asking for forgiveness from a child is a humbling experience. If you haven’t ever asked for forgiveness from your child, try it sometime.
I made a sign to hang in my living room that says, “These are the days”. I want this to be the mantra that I live by. When I’m feeling frustrated and discouraged, I want to remember that these are the days. These are the days I will remember and cherish and look back on and want to relive.
When the living room is constantly a mess of toys and last night’s dinner dishes are still on the table, I want to remember, these are the days.
When the sink is overflowing with water because my sweet little one thought his lizards needed a bath, I will smile to myself as I sop water off the floor because I know these are the days. Okay, maybe I won’t smile in the moment, but as I ponder after the fact I will laugh to myself and think- yup, these are the days.
Time seems to be going by so quickly. I know that I will never have these days again, so I want to make the most of them now. I just keep telling myself that God will never give me more than I can handle and I pray for wisdom a lot!
As you go throughout this week when something doesn’t go as planned try to remind yourself that these are the days.