So I've been reflecting on a couple of things the past weekend. I thought I'd share. I wonder how many other parents feel these things. Last week, hubs and I came home late from a day in town running errands. The kids got to stay home with Grandma. This is routine except for the lateness. I was rushing around trying to get things put up and start dinner. While I was doing some washing up and dashing back and forth from the fridge to the sink to the stove, Daughter walks into the kitchen and says, "You doing a really good job, mommy." I had to stop a second and blink away the swell of tears that flooded my eyes. Not safe next to a hot stove either btw.
I can't be the only mommy/ parent/ grandparent/ legal guardian who sometimes feels a little run down, unmotivated, rushed, and/or unappreciated. And I know that it's hard to get a little praise or acknowledgment out of the family. But we still do the things we do because it's not about us, it's about the family and our love for them. At the same time, whenever I get tiny little pieces of just how much my tiny babies appreciate and know about all that love I put into caring for them, well darn it, it makes everything worth it, doesn't it??? I mean I'm still on cloud 9 from it! It's still fueling me into a new week.
I need to treasure these little blessings while I can. I know that in maybe a decade, I won't get them for another decade. I mean, it's unfortunate, but I know I went through that phase of eye-rolling and door-slamming with my folks. And I would take it all back now because my lovely parents are such awesome, loving, and caring people. The Lord broke the mold when he designed them and I can only thank Him for giving me such perfect teachers. I will spend the rest of my life making up for all the tantrums and huffy back talk I shamefully displayed when I was a teen. And my daughter is a lot like me.
So I will lock this in the back of my memory, and hopefully preserve it here forever. It will get me through rainy days, and some sunny ones too. Do any of you have moments like this saved and back stocked for the future? I'd love to hear them.
Stay inspire, all!