I have a crazy life.
I have a messy life.
I have a beautiful life.
Anytime I describe what it’s like being a stay at home mom, and a full-time wife…those words echo in my head. Crazy. Messy. Beautiful.
Most days, everyday, I feel like I fail. I feel like I can’t live up to this expectation that I see on social media of all of these other moms and their perfectly-spotless homes. Their beautiful faces and clean hair. Their kids who take these pictures that really are magazine worthy.
Today is one of those days where I didn’t even want to write my gratitude piece- and people- it’s only Day Two! I have screamed, stomped, and dealt with two stubborn boys. All. Day. I was sitting in Wild One’s rocker, surveying the mess of his room and I just felt a slight tug on my heart.
I love my life. Mr. and me decided to do this life together. We chose for me to raise these crazy, stubborn, 100% American made boys. I am done with this day. I am done with parenting today. I am ready to put this day to bed like these little people running around me; ignoring the fact that I’m not even concerned with them running around in a diaper and macaroni clad shirt.
My life is hard. It can be lonely. It can be maddening…but it also has tender moments of love. Cuddles, and snotty kisses.
I am blessed to have this crazy, messy, beautiful life. I am grateful.
2 thoughts on “Gratitude | Day 2 | This Life”
Kimberly, you are right on target! I wish I’d had you as a buddy during those baby/toddler years….you would have been an encouragement for sure! Enjoy those messy rooms, piles of laundry, and meals to serve….along with the hugs, messy kisses, and sweet cuddles…it is worth it!!! Every stage of parenting has its up and down sides.
You are such an encouragement to me now. Thanks for all of the love!