A horrible, no good day

Never have high expectations on Mother's Day. It is a plan of impending doom. Last year I was sicker than a dog and Ty took the kids to visit our moms. This year I was selfish and said "we are staying home". Namely because 1. We have 1pm church, which means Rodney and phoebe are rotten messes and 2. I just didn't want to do all the work that entails visits.

Well, karma is a mean one and the kids were horrible and screaming and fighting all day. The house is a disaster after two weeks of neglect for the fundraiser and I've been cleaning and doing dishes all day. Ty let me sleep in till 9, which was nice, but not when you can hear the chaos on the other side of the door. 

But you know what? I still had a great day because I was able to attend Relief Society and listen to a beautiful lesson. And I was refreshed and renewed to try harder, be humble and grateful and never underestimate the love of your Savior. 

My children are amazing blessings in my life, and I am very grateful for them. I'm grateful to have the privilege of learning from Lucy and watch her grow into a powerful woman, even if that process is a rocky one.  I'm grateful that Abby lives and beat the odds to stay with our family. I'm grateful there was medicine to let phoebe come into this world safe and happy. I'm grateful for the amazing blessing that Rodney is in our lives and many, many others. I'm so grateful to be a mother.

So it was still a great day, because there is always room to try again and be less selfish. Always.  


Jed Wheeler Family said...

hahaha I think your first paragraph is verbatim what I told jed today.

Chanell said...

Ditto! Growing up I remember my mom complaining about how mother's day was actually one of the worst days of the year... Today I got a taste of her reality... We seem to set ourselves up for disappointment... Or something, but honestly I love being a mom. It is such a wonderful blessing. Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one that didn't have a picture perfect day to boast about on Facebook like so many others :) maybe next year :s

Cathy said...

Today my husband took the kids to visit his mom because I told him the only gift I wanted was freaking peace and quiet. 5 1/2 hours and I did not miss them a bit but they sure looked cuter when they got home.

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