One of my new quests is to seek out a little motherhood inspiration daily. It’s just way too easy for me to get lost in the jumble of motherhood and forget what it’s all about. One of my main goals for the year has been to ENJOY. To just enjoy life. It shouldn’t be too hard, my life is as cushy as it gets….but still, I find myself hurrying through my days, trying desperately to tick off one or two things on my never ending list of things to do that I don’t enjoy what I have nearly enough. Really, what in the world could be more important than enjoying and cherishing these little kids and all the other amazing things life offers? Really, the laundry has to get done and someone has to feed this bunch. Really, those things will still get done eventually if I take just a little time to enjoy a little more.
Last week I was lucky enough to get to spend the weekend with my mom and sisters. Boy did I ENJOY….how could I not enjoy while surrounded by best friends, good food, sunshine and absolutely no responsibilities. It was heaven. We talked and talked and talked, about our lives and our challenges and our triumphs and desires and frustrations. Those women seriously inspire me. I came back ready to ENJOY mothering a bit more.
Which brings me to my point. Motherhood Inspiration. I’ve decided that it’s something I need every single day. I think it’s my key to gaining some perspective, being the mom I want to be and enjoying being that mom. I know that inspiration comes in many forms and I want to seek them all out. Praying, scripture study, articles, books, blogs, journal writing, gratitude, watching and noticing goodness in people around me, my children, even writing my own blog. All of these things help bring me up out of the fog to a place where I can see and enjoy.
So, over the next bit I plan to share some of the inspiration I find on this blog. So hold me to it.
To start, here is an article written by a dear friend of mine (I’m so lucky to call her a friend) and published on my sister’s website (which is full of inspiring stuff).
Even if you’re not a mom, follow the link and take 5 min to read this. It will certainly make you think and quite possibly make you cry (the good kind of cry).
Oh, and please share with me anything you find inspiring…..I need it.