I can’t tell you all how content I have been feeling with this season of life.
Maybe because it’s on the tail end of a pretty challenging season. Maybe I’ve just finally leaned how to just be content. Maybe both.
But gosh darn it, I’m just so happy to wake up every day and get to live my life. I’m happy to see toys on the floor and dog slobber on the front window. Happy to have my belly getting so big that I have to hold my breath when I bend over to put on shoes. Happy to be the mama of a fiercely independent two-year old. So grateful to have a husband that works incredibly hard to allow me to stay home with our girl (and soon boy!!). I just can’t believe how blessed I am to live inside the moments that I do each day.
Of course there are days when there are more tantrums and tiredness than I’d like. My feet always ache at the end of the day, I can’t seem to get enough sleep, and being pregnant makes me miss my mama more than ever. There are always more dishes, more dog hair on my kitchen floor, and more dirty piles of laundry than I’d prefer. But bless it, ya’ll. The fact that I have dishes, and a sweet doggie (who sheds like a maniac), and a kitchen floor and waaay too much laundry every week…what a privileged life.
Inevitably, this season will change, and more challenges will arise. I know I can count on that. But I hope and pray that I can hold on to this feeling. This feeling that life is too dang good to be true and that every second of it is a gift.