Being around children has a wonderful eradicating effect, wiping away the stresses of the day and forcing us to get out of our own way and heads!
Have you ever looked at a child and thought “to be a child again!” There are days I come home from work and I am D R A I N E D…..I simply have nothing left, then I hear Kennedi shriek with joy because her mama has walked in the door and Kenya’s bed creak, from where she has jumped off of it at 110 miles an hour to greet me; suddenly I am rejuvenated! The joys of motherhood!
Now don’t get me wrong I have my moments where I need to escape from everyone in the house (like now; I am currently typing this while getting a pedicure), but it’s in those moments I say “Thank You Lord, for choosing me to do this thing called life with these particular kids and my man!”
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you didn’t have them? I don’t, because I don’t want to live a life without them!
Kenya is entering the “tween”-age phase and it is leaving me exhausted and sometimes confused as hell but I wouldn’t trade it for the world because God saw fit that she chose me as her mother. There are days that I don’t know what to do, say, ask, etc. but it is in those moments I simply remind myself “don’t you remember what it was like to be her age?”, in a state of confusion because your body is doing all sorts of confusing things and you’re emotionally unbalanced! Have you ever had to simply STOP and remind yourself life is confusing, especially at that age!
Have you ever just simply PAUSED and asked God for the grace and humility to do this thing called parenting/parenthood his way? I didn’t always but I do now…..especially with a TWEEN & a TODDLER!
I am learning that my tween needs to be listened to most times and then I will understand why she is the way she is and my toddler simply just needs a perfect example to stalk!!!!