I'm so amazed how a little reminder like this in my day can completely transform my mothering. Motherhood can so easily be filled so with heaviness and exhaustion. Responsibility over these little people, coupled with the unnatural pace of life and a twist of undue pressure from our online culture...we can easily feel like throwing the towel in at the littlest explosion at home. Often by only 8:30 am.
Today, take a moment and be little. Get on their level, and connect. See the wonder in what they see and notice how much of your focus goes to what matters most. And to Joy. Motherhood is full, but it is sprinkled in so many moments of joy as we get down, connect and see from their amazing perspective. Suddenly the messes and to-list becomes secondary.
For me, I feel connected to my calling to keep these moments alive for both them and me. I can be the keeper of the flame. Being present with them, and in the moment with them, keeps me centered to this amazing work. And goodness, so much happier.