"'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.