Saturday, November 22, 2008

lovin' words

i heard some very sweet words this week...

paige: "thanks mom. that was fun."
brooke: "mom, you are the bestest cooker int he whole world. you cook the bestest food ever."
jada: "i love you mommy. you look beautiful."
sofie: "ma ma ma"
ryan: "i think you are beautiful. i wouldn't take you any other way."
{which was shortly before i had a nervious breakdown about my tummy being too big and looking fat in everything i own. poor ryan}

so here's the deal..in the midst of being a mom, i find it hard sometimes to let go of all the crap that surrounds my head and brings me anxiety (toys everywhere, dirty dishes, piles of laundry). i am a "builder" of sorts. when all that other stuff isn't done, i pile any little thing on top...then the pile gets top heavy and i start to tip! yikes.

so i am remembering the beauty of my kids and the loyalty and love of my husband...who take me for who i am, not for what i do or don't do...and who love me in spite of myself. thanks guys!


Housework Rules
Housework Rules

10 comments:

Meaghan said...

isn't it good to know we all share the same struggles?

ASHLEY said...

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, I HAVE A TON OF BABY WEIGHT TO LOSE BUT ITS HARD WHEN YOU HAVE TO COOK FOR EVERYONE ELSE. I FIND THAT WHEN I GET OVERWHELMED WITH MY HOUSE CHORES I WANT TO EAT SOMETHING TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL BETTER, I'LL NEVER LOSE WEIGHT DOING THIS!!!

Kel said...

It's easy to focus on what's wrong with us, what's wrong with the house, what we still have left to do and on and on and on - but you know, the most important things are not these - spending time and making sure the ones we love know how much we love them - we don't have to look great or have a clean house to do this, that what makes it so special.

Sorry you had a rough day, but remember when life seems a little less than steller...you have a family and friends who love you!

~K

Candy said...

aww. welcome to my world.

Joyce said...

You do have a lovable, encouraging crew! What a blessing. <3

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment. :)

Karen said...

Your words hit home today. Why are we so hard on ourselves?

Tabitha Blue said...

I feel that way too many times. Thanks for sharing.. and what sweet words!! We all need to remember those things more often! :)

Rebekah said...

It does seem that when I am at my breaking point- there is a moment, a sweet word or funny remark, that makes it ALL worth it.

CntryMomma said...

Amen, sista! Loved this entry. :o)

LORI

Meredith said...

Hey, you ARE beautiful!! As I've said, God does not mess up. Doesn't matter our shape or size. You are beautiful on the outside and as I'm teaching Ella, more important than the outside is the inside... You're gorgeous with that heart of yours!