Having an “off” day

We all have “off” days sometimes. Where it’s just a tough day from the start.

When impatience grabs a hold of us. The dishes, the laundry, the messiness, the lateness, the traffic on the way to school, the raised voices.

For me, today was one of those days. Those days are frustrating. But, I have to remind myself that it’s a part of life. I have to give myself grace, apologize to my kids for lost patience, and grab a hold of the grace that we can start over.

We don’t have to wait until the next day.

We can start over right now. In this minute. In this very second.

We can grab a hold of God’s grace in the midst of our imperfections.

In the midst of our messiness.

With Jesus, there is always forgiveness.

There is always hope.

There is always a way to start over and restart the day.

So, if you have had one of those days or weeks, start over now.

It’s a new moment full of God’s grace for you and for me.

We are loved by the Lord, so loved, not because of reaching perfection, but because of who He is and who we are – His children.

Abide in his grace. Breathe it in. Let it refresh your soul. And as He renews your heart, mind, and soul with his awesome love, let that overflow to your children.

“Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing loveand with Him is FULL Redemption.” Psalm 130:7 ❤

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The simple things in motherhood- they hold my heart.

My daughter reading, while my son picks music for us to listen to, while my other daughter braids my hair.

All together. In one room. Enjoying our sweet time with one another.

These simple moments. Enjoy them.

When we look back years from now, these are the moments that we will long for, remember, cherish, and wish we could have before us.

Everything in parenting doesn’t have to be extravagant. Enjoy the simple things in parenthood while these moments are right before us. ❤

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