I decided that one thing I love about blogging is being able to connect with so many people that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. There are some amazing people out there and everyone has their own story.
Today’s Monday Mama is Keri who blogs over at Living in this Season. Here is her story:
“Thank you Aubrey, for letting me share some of my story. I love talking about being a mom… the ups and downs of motherhood. The struggles and the joys- it is just heart-warming for me to sit down with some coffee (because I truly love good coffee) and chat with a friend about these things. When I feel that instant connection with another girl over potty training, a fussy baby, first day of school jitters, I just know I have a new and dear friend. Motherhood binds us together and it is a beautiful thing.
Last May I had my third little one. It has been a whirlwind of 7 months, but an amazing 7 months. I have been striving to treasure every moment, because suddenly life seems to be flying by. I still remember holding my head in my hands as my oldest was having a horrible tantrum at the age of 3… I just wanted time to go faster. And now, here I am. He is in his first year of school and I just want time to slow down. Lately, I have found myself sitting on the floor more with my kids. That book I want to read will always be there, but my kid will not always be little.
This evening, I was putting the kids to bed and my toddler kept wanting one extra hug. He finally just patted the spot by him and said “sit”. I sat there and rubbed his back, pushing aside all of my strict bedtime rules. Slowly, I am learning that motherhood isn’t all strict rules. Yes, there are times I need to lay down the law and stick to my guns, but then there are also moments where I need to snuggle a little longer.
Sure there are still moments when I am cleaning up poop out of the carpet that I wish for the future. But I am trying to focus on the here and now- living in my current season of life– not the past or the future. Right now life is full of runny noses, dirty diapers, tantrums, and baby food. It is a beautiful and glorious season of joys and struggles.
What about you? What season of life are you in? Do you struggle to live in your current season? I would love to connect with you- please feel free to stop over at Living In This Season to say hi.