(sunglasses from tumbleweeds)
Yesterday I found myself in line at Target crying. I was exhausted. I needed a break. Its been raining and it feels like winter wont stop. My kid has cabin fever and misses his daddy so he has been acting like a crazy toddler. I miss my husband. I wish I had a great local community of mama friends. I was wondering what in the world was I doing with my life as a stay at home mom and am I ever going to have a different job ever again and questioned if I am even a good stay at home mother. I miss the sunlight and I know I am about to start my cycle.
(real life, I get way to emotional right before my cycle)
Today was different.
Its always the darkest before the sun peaks out.
Today it was good being a stay at home mom.
This morning when I opened our windows the sun was out. The temperature was perfect. I made breakfast for Judah and myself and then I heard a chain saw out side. Our HOA finally decided to prune the huge tree in our front yard. I've been wanting this for years because the dead branches block the sunlight and I can't grow my dream flower garden. As my heart sung with joy Judah was prancing around with excitement. We sat for an hour and a half and watched the "tree guys" scale the tree and saw off dead branches. I kept telling Judah how beautiful the trees are now that the dead branches are pruned off. Kinda like how the Lord likes to prune things out of our life so that our hearts are more beautiful.
Then we went outside and encouraged the three "tree men" with homemade banana muffins. Afterwards I took Judah on a 4 mile run around campus. It felt good to run. To kick up my feet as Judah yelled "run faster mommy faster!". The weather was perfect. Once we got home Judah played in the park, had a quick lunch and Scott came home early! He is home with us for four days straight!
My heart felt encouraged today.
My sweet friend Diana wrote this moving post about encouraging others (please read)
Go out and encourage someone today. Then share how you encouraged someone. Its uplifting and some times mamas who have a meltdown in line at Target need to hear them.
(your encouraging stories inspire me)
My sweet son and his laughter, encouraging stories, my husband being home for a few days, sunshine, a good run, an hour long phone conversation with my sister Rhonda and a crocheting colorful things with a good cup of coffee make my heart happy.