The alarm goes off at 6:15am, Eric hits snooze...like 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 them...you'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 :).