Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Midweek Doldrums

This morning the girls woke up an hour earlier than usual. Teacup 2 was up multiple times throughout the night to nurse. Two coffee cups into the day, I was still dragging myself around like a zombie.


I try not to complain too much here in blogger world. But, I'm not trying to sugarcoat my life either. And it's definitely not to make anyone think I have "it all together". It's just that if I'm going to put something out there, I usually want to send out a little more happiness or love into the world. But sometimes sharing love also includes honesty, and if I'm going to open a window into our life, I should probably keep it real :)

We have two beautiful little girls. But some days I swear they plan together to conspire against me. Or against each other. Teacup 1's latest favorite pastime is smacking Teacup 2 on the head.

My two imps

Tonight we had leftovers, minimally cleaned up the kitchen, and then watched 4 episodes of shows on Netflix. Yes, FOUR. With the girls around. GASP!

Some days are hard. Some days you have to do somethings you wouldn't normally do (like zoning out in front of the TV) to get by. But ALL days have one thing in common. All of our days are filled with love.

When the kids are giving us a hard time, it gives my husband and I a chance to lean on each other. To show each other some love by volunteering to change that diaper again even though we are exhausted. To offer to clean the kitchen even though he's been in the office all day.

When Teacup 1 smacks her sister, it gives me the opportunity to show her how to be a loving sister. I discipline her because I want her to be a kind person because I love her.

Poor girl. She's getting a little big for this chair, but she's safe from big sister! 
When things get really rough, it gives me the chance to cry out in my despair to my all loving, heavenly, Father. To humbly return to our sweet Lord who always has His hands outstretched to comfort and console our weary hearts. When I am most humbled is, some might think ironically, when I realize I need Him the most.
Even on days like these ;) 
We are always surrounded by love and that makes even the most mundane and exhausting days absolutely incredible! So, despite the complaints, even the tough parts of parenthood are something to be grateful for, and those tough parts, might just be the parts that make this journey oh so worth it :)

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