I'm joining other writers for Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo's. Lisa Jo thinks that motherhood should come with a super hero cape. I agree! No matter what season of motherhood you find yourself in, this one's for you! As your read, put your name in there. Don't just believe it for someone else - believe it for you!
|Photo Credit: Rachel Duran|
She wakes up early and goes to bed late - sometimes having to get up a few times in between.
The days run into each other. It seems to be the same thing every day - is it even making a difference?
The laundry. The dishes. The melt downs.
And the guilt.
Late for another appointment. Forgot to pay a bill. Let them watch too much TV. Cereal for dinner. Again.
Shoulda been more intentional. Was I too hard on them? Yelled again. Need to get in shape. Really should shaved my legs. Need a date night Who is that man in my bed, anyway? Haven't talked to him in a while.
She wakes up early so she can have a few minutes to pray for those precious kids before they go off to school. And to prepare lunches and kiss those faces.
She keeps up with doctor appointments and teeth cleanings and parent/teacher conferences. She takes the kids to tutoring and soccer and dance practices.
Between throwing another load in the washing machine and scrounging for a clean sippy cup, she breaks up a fight, wipes a nose and kisses an owie.
She helps a child with homework, signs a permission slip and reminds someone to hang up a wet towel and to brush those teeth. Three stories, bedtime prayers and another drink of water later, she crawls into bed. She attempts to read, but barely makes it through a paragraph before her heavy eyes start to close. Sighing, she marks her page, turns off the light and kisses the handsome stranger next to her.
She is strong. She is beautiful. She makes all the difference in the world. My hero. You.