I'd been writing a post in my brain since Saturday about how we've turned this corner...
...that there was starting to be an ease to things.
that everything wasn't seeming so hard.
Neither a miracle nor a leash are wished for during every outing.
that feels like a bunch of lies.
Mostly because I was up too late working last night
and I've far over-extended myself.
I have three kiddos who think naptime is for the birds today.
Those things make me a far too impatient, far too stressed, far too not-much-fun kind of Mama.
Oh, to have balance...
All of that to say-
A few days ago, I felt like we'd turned a corner.
Jordan had a mountain bike race.
I had all three kiddos by myself AND without a stroller---
and had a blast.
They ran and jumped and practically swam in every mud puddle they saw.
They were filthy, muddy, soaked to the bone, but oh, did they enjoy.
I don't know why I'm usually so uptight. Why is it so hard to just let my kids be kids?!
It was such a sweet time...
I need to learn to say 'yes' more often.
Even if it means a little mess, a little more effort, you know?
Somedays, things DO seem easier.
And I treasure those days.
I love being Mama to these kids.
These wild, energetic, curious kids.
Such sweet gifts they are...
Oh Lord- Help me to have a heart of gratitude always...
And now, back to work I go. Playing catch up from being computer-less! Happy Longest Day of the Year!
(and oh, does it seem long! ha!)