Joy, There is Always Joy.January 19, 2018 | Leave your thoughts
Today was hard. Really hard. My newly (as of today) 18 month old daughter, Laila, had a total of four complete meltdowns. Screaming. Crying. The works. My 2 1/2 month old son, Landry, wanted to be held the entire day. He barely let me put him down which didn’t help the situation. I love his snuggles, but Mama’s got stuff to do, like breath. But just as my husband arrived home this evening and I was ready with the quickness to pass these kids off, this happened.
Laila climbed into a box to play, and immediately reached up her little hands and said, “Bubba Bubba” to let us know she wanted him to join her. In this moment, as I watched the two of them sitting in a box, on the kitchen floor, I was reminded of a few things. Being a Mama is hard. Being a Mama of two under two is extra hard. Days are long. And every day I’m learning. Learning about myself. Learning about each of my children and learning about the bond they share. All the while loving. I’m loving hard. Harder than I’ve ever loved. I’m loving my husband harder, my babies harder, and I’m loving these days and moments harder. Loving the fact that even on the hard days, my heart is filled with joy. SO SO SO much joy.
Finding joy on the hard days is hard, but it’s there. It’s always there. We just have to open our eyes and see it. Find joy today my friends, and sit in it, rest in it, and love every minute of it.