Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just Another (Blissful) Day

The alarm goes off at 6:15am, Eric hits 5 times, and I keep hoping that we somehow have another hour of slumber.

I feel bad waking Ella, she's sleeping so peacefully in her warm bed, but school is calling and it's time to rise and shine. Reese and Charlotte follow their big sister down the stairs, Kinley and Raya are talking in their beds, and I already have Lincoln on my hip.

It's officially time to start another day.

Somewhere in the middle of filling sippy cups, packing lunch, and buttering toast I can sometimes think, "just another day...same routine, same thing, same job." Not that I don't love my job, because I wouldn't trade it for anything. But it can be easy to let your mind wonder to a more relaxing day ahead - you know, where you can take a nap, actually sit and eat lunch, or use the restroom without an audience.

C'mon, you dream of that place, don't lie.

There are mornings when Eric is heading out the door for work when I want to yell, "Don't go!! You can't leave me with all of've seen how crazy they can be!! I'll go to work at the office today, YOU stay here!".

You've wanted to say that too, right??

But I don't, cause I know that this is my calling, and I know that I'll get a sweet reminder of that in the coming hours. It's a promise I cling to on the weeks that seem to go on and on and on...and on and on.

Being a mama is a gift. Grace in my life, that's for sure. It's a job that can feel mundane but in reality has SO much purpose.

But whew, it's exhausting. And the reason why I'll surely have grey hair prematurely.

The time is now to impact these little lives - cause as we all know, they grow fast. I keep reminding myself of that. Think I need to be praying for more energy, patience, and wisdom. And maybe a nap or two.

It's good to remind yourself that mothering is more of a privilege than a job.

And it's nice to know He is SO gracious and merciful with us mama's as we try to make an eternal impact in the little hearts He's entrusted to us.

So here is to persevering in this mommy-hood journey, even in the craziest seasons. After all, that's when He does the most work in us!

Happy Wednesday mama's, you're an everyday hero in your home :).


Beth said...

Thank you. I needed to read this tonight.
Often, when I am out with my motley crew, I hear comments along the lines of, "Wow! I bet you're never bored!"
Some days (like today) I want to reply, "Yes! I am bored! I'm bored with filling sippy cups! I'm bored with sweeping the floor! I'm bored with laundry!"
I know that we are blessed to stay home with our little sweeties, but some days the drudgery weighs heavy on me.
"Mothering is more of a privilege than a job." Thanks for the reminder.

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Great post!

I am still in awe of the GIFT that the LORD has given me to be "almost" a full-time Mama for the past 25+ years (with a few jobs here and there along the way).

Just a couple of months ago, 3 jobs practically fell into my lap. My husband was unemployed. We NEEDED the money. The jobs looked PERFECT. But ... as I prayed and prayed and prayed ... the Lord kept saying "NO!" I knew without a doubt that I was supposed to stay HOME with my kiddos.

When my new daughter-in-law called and asked if I could take her to get her wisdom teeth pulled. I said, "You bet." and REJOICED that I didn't have to "go to work" that day. When another new daughter-in-law asked if I could be there when my first grand baby was born. I REJOICED that I didn't have to go to work, instead.

Even after 25 years of "boring" days ... I am REJOICING that the LORD has CALLED me to be HOME. Oh. My. Yes.

Hope your day is BLESSED!

Laurel :)

Robin @ Pink Dryer Lint said...

Such a sweet reminder!

Julia said...

Thanks for posting this! Its so easy to get lost in the mundane everyday things. So easy. Today was one of those days for me but you reminded me why I'm doing this. Somedays it just feels like I'm not making much difference, but we are by just being there!

Anonymous said...

Love this. You always write so beautifully.

mandbrid said...

Well said Kate!

Sarah said...

Thank you! I SO needed this!