Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some days...

are just hard. Today is one of them.

I don't usually write about the days that are hard for me, but for some reason as I sit in my quiet house after a morning that can best be described as hard, I am writing.

I love being a mother, and I LOVE staying home with my children every day.... teaching them things, watching them grow, reporting their accomplishments and funny stories to Dad at the end of the day, I love it all. But I am not SuperMom - oh, how I wish I were!

Today has been a challenge, made worse by the fact that this pregnancy has taken a toll on me that I was not expecting. I know that every minute of intense pain is worth it to complete our family, but sometimes I just get lost in the moment and I stop looking ahead. And the difficulty of this pregnancy is not only affecting me, but it is affecting my girls. I hate that I feel like I can't be or do everything that they need.

Then I thank God for naptime.... when I can sit in the silence and collect myself.

And refresh my attitude.

And focus on the bigger picture.

And remind myself to cherish each minute with my children.... even the hard times, the frustrating times, the painful times.

I'm not SuperMom (I have to remind myself of this daily).... I have hard days and struggles and I get discouraged. But I get to choose my attitude and this afternoon I choose to be happy and have fun.


Alex and Jill said...

Praying for you right now. You're not supermom (no one is) but you're a wonderful momma! I hope your day gets better and I pray that the pain your body is experiencing will improve.


Love you!

elainaann said...

You are a great Mom! Your love for your all three of your girls shines through your blog. Praying the rest of your week is a little easier..physically and mentally.

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I totally can relate:))) I am sorry this pg is so painful, I will be praying:) Call me and I can come and get the girls anytime yu need me too:) I love you and your a great mother and wife and a most loving daughter in law that I prayed for:) Just do not even try to be super mom or perfect mom, just be you:) hugs