Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Mommy Notes....

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mommy Notes....

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I wrote this tonight in a tired state. Excuse me for whatever typos, errors, etc.
 It came from the heart. No editing required.
Today I am tired....exhausted....beat....pooped... you fill in the blank. Repeating one's self over and over again to stop this and stop that can be very taxing on a Mommy's heart....and well her sanity. After a long day of homeschool, feeling like no one has retained one single morsel of knowledge shared today, I feel down trodden.....not sure where to go from here. Being a homeschool Mom, means a lot of time you are on your own. It is just you and those munchkins, which I love, but sometimes it can leave you feeling a little less than perfect. It is up to you to make sure they are getting all they can from you. You are on 24/7, which can be taxing at times. Most days are great and may I even say fun, but today was frustrating.

I think it is in these moments that it is easy to let the adversary in. To allow those negative thoughts of "I am not doing enough for my children" or "If only I did this a little better, I would be a better Mom" to crept in. These negative moments are something I know I battle with often and maybe you do too.

When this happens I try to remember the sweet words of Jeffery R. Holland "The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever". To have the reminder that even though my days may be long and tiresome, they are worth it. Sometimes I need that reminder to know that I am not alone in this Motherhood thing. I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and is with me every step of the way. It is in these moments that I am reminded that I need to turn to Him more than ever. I am aiding Him in bringing forth the next generation. It has been said to "Be The Change You Want To See In The World". I think this goes for our children. We have to teach them, because they are the future. Their ideals and thoughts could change the world one day. That is a big deal and one I don't want to take too lightly. Because of this, I need to remember that I can't do it alone. I have been blessed with two reads heads, who push me to my sanity limits, but also melt my heart with just one "I love You". Somehow they know exactly when I need to hear it.....Like just now, while typing my little Miss called he into her room. I begrudgingly went in, wanting more than ever for her to just go to sleep..... I mean it is her bed time.....but what I was greeted with was a little voice telling me they just wanted to give me one last hug. It was in that moment that I forgot all the mommy comparisons I do every day, I forgot about the "Super Mommy Pedestal" I attain to be on, all that is important is the here and now with our children. Today I want to remind myself to be of "good faith and of good cheer". I am thankful I am a Mom. I am thankful for all those other Moms, who are raising amazing young ladies and gents. Thank you for your amazing effort and love.

I want to leave you with one of my favorite quotes...

"Mothers, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are, better than you are, and better than you have ever been. And if, for whatever reason, you are making this courageous effort alone, without your husband at your side, then our prayers will be all the greater for you. Know that in faith things will be made right in spite of you, or more correctly, because of you. We thank all of you, and tell you there is nothing more important in this world than participating so directly in the work and glory of God. "

-Jefferey R. Holland

Know today that you are amazing and that your littles are so blessed to have you as their mother.

For another amazing Mommy read go HERE. It was exactly what I needed to hear today. 

Quotes from HERE

The winner of the $50 Vons Gift Card is Elena. Congrad's! 

XO Danielle
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