October 23, 2008

One Day at a Time

A neighbor (without kids) said to me in the middle of the grocery store with my kids - "I don't know how you do it." She had a smile, but I could see that she was concerned/amazed. Whenever we are together in public, my kids do alright, this day they were two in the cart and two out, and I was fielding three questions at once, as usual. They know that they are to sit, when in the cart, and hold on to the side when walking. We've been very consistent so that they know that it doesn't change. After answering the questions and setting Owen down again (he's still learning) I looked at her and said "One day at a time."

It really is that simple for me, I will say that not every day is easy, or fun. But thankfully I get to start each day new and fresh each morning. Some days I have more time to myself, some days I am just grateful for the 5 minutes in the shower alone. Some days the noise will not stop, and others are peaceful and harmonious. There's time when I could cry just thinking about all that is on my plate and other times I cry because it goes so fast. I am so thankful that in Christ each day is a new day, and He is beside me with every step. All the hugs and kisses that I get each day make everyday beautiful. I love each of my kids so much!

I pray that you are having a good day - be blessed!
Amy

10 comments:

Anna said...

Amy, I loved your post. It is just such a beautiful description of what motherhood is like...so busy, and yet SOOO extremely wonderful! You cry, you laugh...and you wouldn't want it any other way! :-)

Artfulife said...

I feel the same as you! I wouldn't trade the noise and toys for all the tea in China! Being a parent is totally the best.

Ritch in Love said...

I loved this post. I just had to tell you that so many moms get on my plane on a daily basis and I am always touched by their love and awareness of their children. (And then there are some that are completely unaware....) Wonderful post.

audreypawdrey said...

Lovely post! I am not a mother yet, but I admire what you obviously do with your little ones.

Penny said...

This is a great reminder even for those of us who don't have children! Amen sista!

jacquie said...

i remember those days...the teen years are different, but the same too.

melissa s. said...

so true. what a sweet post and reminder to stay in the moment.
hugs

tipper said...

Amy-you are sooo sweet. This post was precious. Exactly how I feel about my kids too.

agirlandherbrush said...

Amy, I am a stay at home mom of two and an artist running my own business. My husband also owns his own business. This is exactly how I face difficult situations in my life. I focus on today and don't worry about tomorrow. I seriously think it is the Lord's grace to be able to do that. Thanks for sharing your story!

Barbara said...

Amy, I can see the love of Jesus in your life. Your consistency is a must in child training. I am a mother of 5, ages: 18,19,21,22 and 23. Yes they were busy years when they were younger, but delightful. They are slowly leaving home but I am happy to see them grow in grace.