Sunday, January 29, 2017

Just another day...

There are moments in a day, totally and completely ordinary moments that sometimes begin to unravel you as a mother.  Moments that could be mundane or even frustrating that knock the wind out of your sails.

I had that moment today, standing in the barn as I have hundreds of times.  (Actually approximately 1,640 times but I mean who's counting). With one child blowing her heifer and the other washing his.  Listening to the sounds of the the animals and watching the sun slowly, beautifully set in the distance.  And all of a sudden it hit me y'all.  This life, this beautiful, ordinary, nothing special life is so incredibly AWEmazing.  To be here to witness these moments that literally are mundane chores but in all actuality are beautiful moments of these people I created caring so lovingly for their animals.

I've often said I'd like to go back and start over, do this whole mothering thing again. And this time do it better...this is why y'all. These moments that are gone in the blink of an eye and that we can't get back. I have one already off at college and one leaving this year and the realization that soon we will have that empty nest, that quiet always stays clean house...I'm not ready for that. So this right here, right now y'all, nothing is more important than this moment.

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