To the Mama anxiously awaiting bedtime.
To the Mama walking over graham cracker crumbs on her newly washed floors.
To the Mama whose after-the-supper-dishes fill her just empty sink.
To the Mama who just yelled when she could talk graciously no more.
To the Mama whose seemingly never empty laundry basket is overflowing.
To the Mama who hands, mouth and mind is tierd.
To the Mama who will stay up when everyone is asleep to get a head start on tomorrow.
To the Mama who will wake up and do it all over again.
To the Mama who wonders if this is how it will always be or if they are even making a diffence anyways.
…..and you are.
You are not alone.
There’s so many of us here with you.
Someday these messy faced, sleep resisting, repeatative why questioners will be grown. Someday Your house will stay clean, your laundry will be your own, and your sleep will be restored.
Someday this time will be no longer.
Until then we embrace the messiness of it all. We find the joy in the sometimes not so joyous moments. We take in the beauty in the fingerprints on our windows and muddy footprints on the floor. We answer their whys over and over again as their face lights up with excitement each time……. and we mess up over and over again in the process.
Because we are their Mamas…
Beautiful, coffee drinking, question answering, sleep deprived beings who was created by God to do just so.
You’re making a difference you know..
….in their life.
And in the future you will look back at this not so distant past and remember not only the hard work but these messy moments in this beautiful time.
Those messy moments that helped shape the amazing mother you are.
You are enough.
A waist -deep- in- the-mess Mama, whose right where you are.