Mom, today can be different

Mom and Daughter

(This is Abigail and I during our trip to Martha’s Vineyard this spring)

Being a mom is one of life’s greatest privileges and joys. Really, truly.

And yet, sometimes, in the hustle and crazy of the everyday we sort of lose sight of that. Somewhere between the meals, the carpools, the lessons, the baths, the playdates, the homework, the concern, ALL the instruction, and the breaking up of fights. Somewhere between 6×4 and “Where are your shoes, we’re going to be late?!”, we forget the purpose of it all, the joy that should be ours.

We forget that this “mom with kids at home” thing is short-lived and we only get one chance.

We forget to cuddle and hold hands and giggle together while lying on the rug.

We forget to let our hair down, to have fun.

We forget to LIVE.

But today is a new day, a fresh start. Today can be different.

2 thoughts on “Mom, today can be different

  1. I SO agree!! I am reading a book and one thing the author writes is “the days are long but the years are short.” It really put things into perspective for me.

  2. It’s funny that you mention THAT quote. I had a friend share the exact same one a couple of months back and it really stuck with me. Probably because it rings true. I am so glad you brought it up!

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