This day is a gift

Most days start off feeling full with a list of things to get done.

Most days I struggle with seeing the importance behind the laundry and the dishes and the cleaning.

Most days the monotonay of the daily chores can feel suffocating.

Most days I am exhausted before my feet hit the ground.

Most days I wonder how other moms seem to do it all.

It is on these days that I look for any morself of encouragement.  The other week I was having one of these days and I was led to this woman’s blog whom someone recommended and was taken away by soemthign she wrote.

You will never have this day with your children again.

Tomorrow they will be a bit older than they are today.

This day is a gift.

Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet.

Pay attention.

Relish the charms of the present.

Enjoy today it will be over before you know it.

I sat and thought about this for a while, pondering how so much time has gone by and how we are moving into a new chapter with no more babies and bottles.  I realized that my days aren’t about the lists, the chores, and  the cleaning.  My days are about the people in it.  My days are gifts- time never to be won back again.  No one will remember how clean my house was, or how many things we accomplished.  The people who matter in my life will cherish the relationships we have.

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I am working on changing the way I look at most of my days.  I am attempting to shift my thinking to be less about the work and more about the people – the tiny people who matter the most.

As we are in the thick of summer, the uphill battle of organization and cleanliness comes to a halt as we embrace the sun and live more outside than in.    I’ll remember we are living life and a life well lived is what I am after.

 One lived with joy,  peace, laughter, and grace filled love.

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  1. Sarah Thienes says:

    You are wonderful! Thank you for sharing this, sweet Tiffany! I needed to hear it today. :)

  2. that is so great Tiffany, you are choosing the better thing – REALLY
    it is an intense fight to keep choosing the better thing(s) I am praying that you win many battles
    so proud of you and so happy for you and your sweet kids <3

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