Glimpses of Spring
Earlier this week we had some gorgeous weather. Temperatures were in the fifties and it was bright and sunny out. The children took full advantage of it by riding their bikes for the first time in months and covering the pavement in chalk. I was joyously reminded of how much I love spending time outside with my little ones on a warm day.
I have found so much encouragement from an amazing blog called Finding Joy . It’s one of my current favorite reads. I love her “dear mom” letter posts but honestly everything she writes is just so good. Her writing is very honest, real and down-to-earth relatable. There is truly SO much joy to be found in mothering my children and at the same time it can be exhausting. Reading the Finding Joy blog reminds me that I am not alone in my own struggles as a mother. For starters go read the blog post: dear mom who feels like she wants to quit and you’ll see what I mean.
We fellow mommies can be the harshest judges of each other. The longer I’ve been a mother (hard to believe it’s already been over 6 years), the more I have realized how much grace I need to show other mothers including my own self. Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) I need to be reminded of the fact that I am the perfect mother for my children this day and everyday. (Thanks for the reminder Rachel @Finding Joy)