This morning I read two blogs that made me smile Bales and Tales and Life in the Parsonage. Both were similar entries about how crazy their day was.
I smiled because I needed to hear this - I needed to hear that I'm not the only one that runs around with her head cut off.
Wishing at the end of the day I had enough energy to straighten the kitchen up, put away the laundry that has been sitting folded in our bedroom for days, prepare for the next day or even let out the dog, who seems to prance by the door as soon as I sit my butt on the couch to relax!
But I don't!
By the time the day is done, I'm one worn out momma!
But yesterday, not only was I worn out, I felt like a terrible mom. One of those days were I barely saw my son.... he woke up late and by the time I got to kiss his sweet little head Mike had to wisk him off to grandma's house.
Luckily I got to meet the family for lunch so I saw him for a whole hour at noon, but he was preoccupied by his cousins and the restaurant....he didn't want his momma.
Then, by the time I got home last night he was asleep in bed. I stood over his crib and fought back the tears thinking, he barely even knows his mommy.
This morning I got to work and called my mom. She's heading back to Iowa two days ahead of me, so I wanted to make sure she was set. I told her about my day and just as I was saying it....just as I was complaining...it hit me!
My mom worked just as much as I do - and I knew my mom growing up. I knew she was always there for me, that she would drop work in a second if I needed her. She is my best friend and to this day we speak daily. My relationship with my mom comforted me and I realized...
that even though our lives are crazy, our children will understand, that we do it all for them. That when they need us we'll be there. They'll grow up learning to work hard because they saw us work hard, they'll grow up loving their children because they learned how to love from us.
And realizing that, makes me feel a little less crazy....at least for a minute anyway!
So to all you moms, hang in there, the weekend is coming!