"'What did you do today?'  I used to love being asked that question.  I took pride in my busyness and productivity.  What I do now can't be calculated like most people measure tasks.  I'm busy all day, but I don't have much tangible evidence to remind me of what I did, much less to recount to someone else.

I was a mother today.  I loved today, not always perfectly, but I did love.  I didn't earn any money today, but I did contribute to the good of the world.  I was a mother. 

Thank you, God, for giving me so valuable of a job."

~ from Meditations for New Moms by Sandra Drescher-Lehman

I could not have said it better myself...this is by far the most difficult job I've ever had in my life.  I'm not going to deny that I wrote this post today as therapy.  Or that I shed several tears this morning out of utter frustration. 

When my child won't go to sleep, may I be thankful that I have a child that can be active.  When I have no time to myself for days on end, may I be thankful that I have people who need me and that I have gifts to give.  When I forget why I am a mother, let me look at this sweet face and be thankful.  She makes it worth it. A million times over.

Necklace from Robbie Jenkins on Etsy.