The freedom to put family FIRST.
<~~~~ THAT, is what I'm overwhelmingly GRATEFUL for today. 🙏🏼
You know when a child is acting a little more on edge? And as a mom you can just TELL that child needs a little more love & attention??
Well, I felt that way today regarding one of my kids. 😢
🌷Sometimes being a mom is TOUGH.
🌷Sometimes, okay a lot of times, I feel like I'm failing.
🌷Sometimes I wish I could see into the future & know exactly what each child needs to hear from me in every moment.
I just want to be a good mom. I want my kids to know I love them dearly. And I want my kids to know I'm really really sorry for the many times I drop the ball and fail them.
I'm a working mom. I run a business from home that supports our family. A business I LOVE.
But no love for a business can trump the love & responsibility I feel as a MOTHER.
I know it was hard for my husband when he was working and gone so much from our family. I think society just accepts it as the norm for at least one parent to be absent 40+ hours a week. But, why? Does it HAVE to be that way?
I dunno ......
All I know is God CLEARLY is aware my heart isn't strong enough to handle the typical job & work hours so many working moms & dads handle with such grace. #respect 👏🏼
I'm just really grateful. Grateful for the choice to work when it works for my family. Grateful for TODAY.
.... to be able to keep a child home from school, to be able to move things around with work, to BE there for my child who clearly needed me today, to have that needed heart to heart, and simply spend TIME together with this child.
It did this mom heart some GOOD. 💕