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October 12, 2010

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way

Yesterday after the baby was in bed for the night and I sat down to reflect on the day, I couldn't help but to feel a little sad. While it hadn't been a bad day by any means, I certainly wasn't at my best.

When it came to the things that really matter in life, like snuggling or reading or exploring the back yard with my child, I had failed. In the past 24 hours, I put too little of an emphasis on the people I love, instead getting caught up in whatever meaningless task I was doing.

That's not the kind of mom I want to be, but it's so easy to find myself swept up in the task of the moment, be it cooking, cleaning, or trying to remember where I put that missing baby shoe. Life got the best of me; it got in the way of the things which I hold most dear. And sitting at my kitchen table when the day was done, I knew that I could do better. I want to do better.

I won't ever be The Perfect Mom, The Perfect Housekeeper, or The Perfect Wife, but I want to sit down at the end of the day and know that I did the best I could. Because even though I can't do it all, sometimes the things that really matter should get in the way of life.

1 comment:

  1. I love you, Alyssa. You are a wonderful Mom. And, as long as you keep reminding yourself what matters most, you will continue to be the mom you were meant to be and a blessing to those around you!