Motherhood is hard. DUH. It is by far the most exhausting thing I have ever done. It's also the most rewarding and enjoyable experience of my life. Sometimes I find that it can be so easy to focus on the hard times, and let the exhaustion take over. Right now, I'm very worn out. Brook has had the flu for the last 3 days, I haven't felt well in over a week, Jessi is cutting her 2 year molars and Zoey doesn't sleep. Needless to say, I'm beat. But do you know how blessed I am? INCREDIBLY. My husband loves and adores me. He's crazy about our children. I have two perfect and healthy little miniature humans. I've recently joined an amazing group of women who are some of the most encouraging and honest people I've ever known. Our leader is encouraging us to write 100 things we are thankful for every 2 weeks. I love this. It gets kinda tough once you list the obvious things, but it has pushed me to see the blessings in the little things.
All that to say, I'm going to share some of these things with you and encourage you to look for the little blessings in your every day!
Ten Blessings of the week:
Chai Tea - I'm not a coffee drinker, but I looooove chai. I have a cup every morning, and usually another during naptime to refuel :)
Sidewalk Chalk - Spring is coming! I'm loving playing outside with the girls.
Rest - My mom came over yesterday to help with the girls and I got TWO naps. Praise Jesus!
Snuggling Toddlers - Jessi is teething, and that means lots of snuggles.
Dryer - I love having a dryer to fluff my clothes so I don't have to fold them right away!
Library books - Free books are so great and Jessi learns new things every week.
Stickers - Providing hours of toddler entertainment.
Swings - Even big kids need to swing every once and a while. So carefree.
Encouragers - People that get me through the tough days.
Baby sunglasses - Come on. That just makes you happy!