Mother’s Day Recap
I woke up to someone calling from the bathroom about a (pee-pee) related accident.
There were disagreements about what we were wearing and how we were doing our hair.
Nobody seemed to be a fan of breakfast, and the baby was hungry and clingy most of the morning.
Thankfully though, we made it to church (albeit late) but at least we had all calmed down and we were past yelling and being grouchy with each other, which felt like a small miracle given the morning’s events.
At lunch there were jokes, silly toddler insights, earnest trying to be kind and patient, forgiveness of morning sins, and a deep-seated of joy of just being together for a good meal.
Until the baby started crying. Crying-crying, the needs-to-be-taken-out-of-the-restaurant crying.
And to me, this is the perfect Mother’s Day. Could I deal without all the hassle, attitudes, diaper changes and I don’t wannas that seem to flow through my life right now? Of course.
But then I wouldn’t have the sacred role of being a mother, and being able to see everyone at their best and worst and have the privilege and honor of loving them all anyway.
We are raising small humans, which despite all of the things, ALL of the things (those things that I throw my hands up in the air about and the constant subject of many quick prayers) is a gift. A big, luxurious, crazily wrapped gift, but still, a lovely gift.