"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day to Day

Yesterday I was sitting at my table after my kids had gone to bed and I was thinking about how my day is full of hundreds of insignificant things.  My life involves: scrambled eggs, story time, building forts, going on "hikes" through the house, playing Nintendo, putting my feet up for a minute, snuggling, napping, carpooling, peanut butter and jelly, picking up shoes, folding clothes, brushing and flossing teeth, saying prayers, reading scriptures, singing songs, telling knock-knock jokes, squeezing in a run...  these are things I do on almost a daily basis.

I was thinking about how all of these little things add up to one big thing- every day, I get to raise my family.  Every day, I get to be the one to kiss the owies and wipe the noses.  I'm so grateful for this.  There is absoulutely nothing that is more important than what I am doing right now.

This was yesterday.

Today I was cranky.  We call it "Blumpo the Grumpo" in our house after a show we watch at Grammy's.  I'll admit that I have been short on sleep after dealing with some very sick kids for the last ten days, and it has left me very short on patience.  I threatened.  I lost my temper.  It was one of those hard "mom" days.

Then my big brother James posted this video:

We have a Father in Heaven. He knows that it's hard to parent.  I long to be perfect like Him and to love my children with a perfect love, as He does me.

It's so hard sometimes, but I wouldn't change it.  Not for anything in the world.

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only― and that is to support the ultimate career. ” ― C.S. Lewis


  1. Our blog posts are eerily similar today!

    You are incredible. I loved the video! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I saw that video last week and of course cried. What do you expect from a pregnant lady?! I'm sorry yesterday was "one of those days." The good thing is every mom has them, and every morning we get to wake up and try again. You are lovely!