it won’t be like this for long.
that song, you know, the country one, came on the radio the other night as I was driving away from just putting my babies down after a long long day. I needed out, I needed space and time without two toddlers hanging all over me, scratching me, biting me, pulling my hair and threatening to rip a hole through my ear. I was beat up, exhausted, and at my witts end. ever felt that way?
then that song came on the radio as I was driving to meet my friend for a glass of wine. and I cried. I let out the ugly tears. and I was also encouraged. it WON’T be like this for long, and yes one day they will be all grown up and gone and that breaks this mamas heart.
even in the hard days, the days where you have scratches all up your arm and your daughter now thinks that it’s her job to spank her brother, I can know that this is just a phase, and it won’t be like this forever. they won’t always run around half naked at the food truck trailer park, and try to go swimming in a water feature, and run away every time I call them. they also won’t always want to hold my hand, sing me the birthday song over and over, and give me kisses on the mouth. so tonight was a reminder that I need to CHOSE to enjoy every moment, the good ones and the hard ones. Being a mom is the best job, and I don’t ever want to take this gift for granted.
somedays most days I might need a little of this…
cheers to raising babies, and knowing that this phase [good or hard] won’t be around forever, so let’s enjoy it! live well, play well, love well, forgive well. chose to enjoy every moment!