Sunday, February 22, 2015
Today was an extremely uneventful day in our house. One might argue that is the best kind of day. I concur. The day was full of wrestling matches, clan wars, friends, Legos, book reading, laundry folding, tickling, and electronics. Church was ultimately canceled today because of the early morning slick roads, which allowed us a late start to the day. Two of the children never even got dressed. It was a pajama lounging type of day.
It was also a day of that quiet affirmation that is sometimes hard to hear. The small, still voice that assures your entire soul that the path you are on is the right one. The job that you are doing, the struggles you are fighting, are being done well. It was a day that "just being the momma" was akin to being adorned in the Crown Jewels.
Before she went off to read tonight before bed, my eldest daughter and I stood side by side in front of a mirror. She wanted to see our height difference (I still win... for now). I took the time to take in our semi-matching faces. Her beautiful golden hair against my dark mane. Our matching blue eyes and freckles. I looked at this person, and simply the act of seeing her face reflected in a mirror made my heart happy.
This is what it is all about. This was the job I wanted. On the days it gets tough, I want to remember today. The "uneventful" one. The one I want to repeat a million times over.