There’s no denying it — most areas of my life right now are blissfully “late”. I won’t go into detail on the housework I’m behind on, on the home projects that aren’t done or filed away or cleaned. Certainly you can imagine what our home looks like at any given hour ;) Instead of focusing on what our home looks like, we’re focusing on feels like.
Our home feels happy. It feels lovely, it feels messy, it feels enjoyed. Our home is noisy and often off-schedule (snort).
On Sunday, my family showered me with such a lovely day outside. We ventured out to Belle Isle in Detroit and walked through their aquarium, conservatory, outdoor gardens, and ended with a picnic in the park. After naps we played on the front porch, grilled for dinner, walked to the ice cream shop, and then visited our neighborhood park. The fresh air was wonderful, and I bottled a little up for a rainy day.
The eve of Mother’s Day, I literally cried about going to bed at 10pm. I suppose that’s a really honest visual of how tiring this phase is. Of course it’ll get easier, but for now it’s all about “just do the next thing, and then do the next thing.” Repeat x infinity.
In the best of ways, motherhood is the hardest job I’ve felt called to do. Often I struggle with what else I’m called to do — is there something more immediately rewarding?
But maybe right now there’s nothing else on the horizon, so each morning I re-focus on our tribe of little people and how great of a teammate Zack is. I make sure to take a shower before he leaves for work, I loosely plan a few fun things for us to do, and then I repeat my little mantra, “just do the next thing”.
We’re the lucky ones.
It felt so good to have a day planned out with enough stuff to do to make it feel meaningful, and the kids really had fun.
You should fire off a tweet for detroit fun recommendations. This city has so much to see. :D
I think if we all focused a little more on how our days feel rather than how they look we’d all be a lot more content and a lot less busy!! Thanks for sharing how your days are going with us!!
Well that’s a spot on perspective! Love it!
Thank you Maggie for letting me look in on your journey in 2016! I cherish every picture and every happening! Now for today I am going to concentrate on how my day “feels!” Much love. Grambarb