I kid you not, this made my day Sunday when I happened upon it on Facebook!!! It puts into pictures and words the very battle (one of them anyway!!) I am letting go of so that I can love more and win at my new challenge to LOVE. MORE. Less stress, less anger, more peace, more love. My words on my FB post with this image, “I just refuse to get so upset about all this anymore….Some day they will have their own houses and mom’s voice will come back to haunt them I’m sure. Until then…it is what it is and I’m done getting angry about nobody listening to me!!! I have OCD about it and they don’t, so I will just quietly undo what needs undoing, wrinkle my nose as I do it and let it gooooooooo……..! There will be peace and I will love.”
I hope to document my way through this. Not daily likely, but in lump posts. I heard a “thank you” for cleaning someone’s room and a “wow, that looks great down there” (same kiddo) when I vacuumed the basement. And one other thing it seems, but I’ve forgotten. I want to hear more words like that and less grumbling and negative moods.
I know I’ve proven again and again that “If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” and I hate that my negative moods can so easily bother others in the house….
Having a newborn in the house soon should really intensify that feelings of love and joy. And I hope we can all gain the boost we need from it and use it as a jumping board into the future of more love and peace. It’s hard growing up. It’s hard learning to be good parents. Neither kids or parents are perfect. We’ve spent time around people who still feel kids should be “seen and not heard” or even both perhaps! Not fun to be around. We enjoy our children! We just realized our dinner table is quite the rambunctious sight I’m sure! But we love it, and I want to enjoy our imperfections more.