^Picture from our Christmas ornament workshop at West Elm
I have way too many flaws as a mother to count. However, I think one of my strengths as a mom is that I genuinely love being around my children. I like taking them places, playing with them, talking to them, everything. Wherever I go, they go because I enjoy their company, and like experiencing things with them. I think this trait comes from my own mother who I feel genuinely enjoyed (enjoys) being with me and my siblings (me, most of all, of course...#favoritechild) ;)
This past week, though, I haven't been my best self. Maybe a combo of being a little too busy, Noel in exams (bless his heart, he's working so hard, but he's almost done with this semester!), me being gigantic...I'm not sure.
Anyway, a few nights ago, I was done being the gets mad at everything mom, because that's not me, and I didn't want it to be me. I prayed so hard that I would just go back to enjoying their sweet selves, that I would slow down, not worry about the 17 piles of laundry placed all around my house, and just relax.
I have to tell you...the next day was a great day...and I feel like things have finally turned around to how they're supposed to be. I was very aware of *them*...not about things that needed to get done. We had a huge service project in the morning, we ate their favorite lunch, took an early shower, played, read, talked, (made a game out of cleaning), and it was a really wonderful, normal day.
It's incredible that our Heavenly Father not only knows us and hears us, He also wants us to be happy and to enjoy life.
I hope y'all are enjoying your Christmas season and that you have a wonderful weekend!