Some days, being a SAHM is difficult. Each day requires patience and understanding; restraint and reason; selflessness and prayer. But this role can also be very rewarding; even in those difficult times. When you take a minute to reflect on a bad day, you discover moments of love, kindness, relationship, hope, dreams, playtime, learning, outdoors, and laughter.
On days like today when there are MANY moments of irritation & annoyance as a result of my daughter’s whining, crying, and being upset, I have to remind myself to breathe and recognize that this too shall pass. Today does not reflect the whole of the future. She is growing a lot, and that is a lot for her little body to endure. I forget that sometimes.
Instead, I try to find ways for us both to focus our attention on something else in order that we may stay sane! We enjoyed lunch together. Some quiet time sitting in the grass was helpful. Allowing Vienna to nurse a little longer gave her more opportunity to fill her belly, be comforted, and put a smile on her face. Afterwards we played around and I tickled her so much that I was able to see those five small teeth (my favorites are her two adorable “buckers” as Asa calls them!) in her open mouth as she bellowed her sweet baby laugh that rises from her sweet baby toes. Then all is calm and she looks at me with her big blue eyes as she continues to play and talk her cute, Ewok language.
No matter how difficult the day gets, there is always another that follows with promises of rejuvenation and ample opportunities to try again.
I forgot to mention in my last couple of posts that you can find my “first” blog here: ashleywoodbeck.blogspot.com
I wrote on More Than Words for a year before deciding it was time to move on to WordPress. At MTW you will find more discussion on the topics also mentioned on this blog.