If today you woke up in the early morning darkness to spend a few minutes alone with your coffee and Jesus before the alarms sounded, and then proceeded to make sure everyone was awake and out of bed, and then helped little ones tie shoes and button pants and tuck shirts, and then fed each one breakfast and served hot chocolate and distributed gummy vitamins, and then put ice packs and water bottles in all the lunches you packed last night, and then tucked the lunches into backpacks…
If you tracked down lost library books and misplaced cell phones, and told everyone to brush teeth and brush hair…
If you reminded everyone 10 times to keep moving along so you could leave on time, and in the midst of the morning refereed approximately 7 arguments and one very loud door-slamming incident and one hurt feelings incident, all the while running the dryer so a certain child could have a warm hoodie on this cold morning…
And if you did all this (or something very close to it) and everyone filed out of the house or your car, and no one bothered to say thank you or even smile at you, let me say it right now:
THANK YOU, MOM! YOUR KIDS AND YOUR HUSBAND MAY NEVER, EVER REALIZE ALL YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR LITTLE SHIP AFLOAT, BUT GOD SEES YOU.
And every other mom in the world is with you, bracing herself against the kitchen counter for the day ahead, because all that happened before 7:30 am and she still has approximately 15 more hours before she can reasonably call it a day.
Thank you, Mom. You are a super hero and your family would be utterly lost without you. You got this.
I recently shared this post on The Scoop on Balance Facebook Page. It resonated with so many and was also picked up by and republished on For Every Mom. Since many of you who read the blog do not also follow my Facebook page, I thought I’d republish here, as well.