In between the moments of changing diapers or chasing dogs, between welcoming neighbors into our home for a quick afternoon chat or laying down for just 5 minutes to catch my breath, I’m grateful I’m able to soak up mommyhood. These days time nearly stands still, in the best of ways. There’s no real urgent rush to finish anything — only deadlines or goals I set. My husband is an incredible cheerleader for me, never caring about the laundry that isn’t folded or the dinner that was started late. What matters to him is our family’s happiness and that Maxwell is thriving. During one of our late-night, “I can’t sleep because I’m pregnant so let’s lay in bed and chat, shall we?!” chats we agreed how important it is for me to be at home with our children. That ruffly business I run, it’s a true Additional Delight. Our lives are so blessed from running a handmade business, this has been made so clear to us over the years.
Everything that happens with Gussy Sews right now is an answered prayer from the LORD. For months I quietly prayed over it, and it feels so good to have so many of my goals come to fruition so easily. [But, it hasn’t always been easy.] So this mommyhood thing, it has polka-dotted my life and allowed me to catch every single moment with Maxwell. Things like watching his eyelashes grow [seriously!] to that first intentional smile, from learning his sounds that tell me he’s nearing dreamland to grabbing tight to my shirtsleeve as we walk from room to room — I am catching all the moments and I couldn’t feel more peace about all of this.
I’m soaking up mommyhood and I feel like the luckiest lady alive.