Monday, October 7, 2013

Day 7 {31 Days of Motherhood}

Let's get honest some days motherhood just sucks.
The endless messes, the hand printed sliding door, the crayon stained walls, the whining, the dishes, the mud tracked in from football cleats, a forgotten tooth under the pillow, hearing "mom, momma, mommy" a zillion times a day.

It can be overwhelming. I have to remind myself one day I'll miss this, but sometimes I just want a pause button. Sometimes I just want to be able to sit and read all day long with a never-ending cup of coffee or spiced orange tea. 

But the truth is I miss this when they are gone an hour. I miss this when the older two are at school and the house feels so quiet with just Addie. Some days I don't even want to clean the sliding door, because their little fingerprints mean life.

And on the days that are hard and I feel like there is no way any other person on the planet is as tired as I am I find comfort in this little big promise


  1. So with you on the hand prints on the sliding door! I feel like if I want it to shine I have to clean it twice a day lol
    Sooo worth it though! I'm blessed beyond compare ;)

    Love this girl! XOXO Heather

  2. Ah, yes someday we will miss this! And I miss my kids too when they are even gone for a little bit! =)

  3. I love this. I seriously tell myself this daily. "enjoy it, someday you will miss this..." it really helps keep things in perspective for sure!! Just found your blog through themomdiggity :) Excited to follow along with your 30days.I have a pretty similar series going so it's good to know I'm not alone!! Side note...If you wanted to set up a Guest post swap sometime in the month I'd totally be up for it!!

  4. motherhood is definitely tiring, i hear that. and sometimes on really tough days it's hard to see the blessing but when we're out on a date night i miss them terribly! we mothers, huh?