oh honey

oh honey
days are long, years are short.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Real Life

I saw this and laughed out loud. "So true", I said to myself as I began texting it over to one of my closest mommy friends. I knew she would get it. I love my children so much, I love the life that I get to have with them, but truth be told I'm not always in love with it.

On Saturday night we had one of our family dance parties. They happen a lot around here. Drake will randomly turn up whatever music we are listening to and everyone stops what they're doing and we dance. I remember thinking during this particular one that I really can't imagine being happier with our life...fast forward to the next morning...Mother's Day. I am now disinfecting the bathroom because Trent has just vomited. Drake?? Oh he's starting the laundry because this particular bug seems to affect both ends...we'll just leave it at that.

True love stretches you, challenges you and refines you. From what I've learned so far...the joy almost always outweighs the hard...and if you choose it, you will find joy in the hard.

{found them all snuggled together one night}

{they love to "surprise" me at bedtime}

{Sunday morning pancakes after church}

{date night with my partner in crime}

{catching them in their precious littleness} 

This week we are experiencing a heat wave. Today we have been home all day. Juliana caught what Trent had. By 10:30 am we were starting our third movie. It is 80 degrees inside our house and I'm doing all I can to keep Nurse Sammy away from her big sister. Real life isn't glamourous, but it's good. I have purpose, I am loved and I am needed. After all...if everyone was always healthy, got along and minded their own business, what fun would that be?

{"I only like the cream cheese," of course you do sweet girl}