Mom, you — the one reading this — you’re doing a good job.
I know there are times you feel you can’t do it. I know there are times you look around the house and you see the dishes spilling over the sink, the cluttered counter top, and the baskets of laundry that still need to be folded. You see the carpet in desperate need of vacuuming, covered in Legos and Hot Wheels and Barbie doll clothes. The clock tells you that once again you have forgotten to plan dinner and it will be a spaghetti night, or maybe canned soup and grilled cheese.
You worry you aren’t doing a good job.
You are your hardest critic.
I want you to look further.
Look beyond the cluttered kitchen table and the kids that didn’t make it out of pajamas today.
Realize there are plenty of days left to scrub the shower or dust the picture frames. This time with your children is more precious.
Look beyond all those things you feel you should be doing. Really look.
See the smiling faces. Hear the laughter as they run into the room. Cherish that early morning snuggle, that hug when you pick them up in the evening.
Join them. Hug them. Let them know they are the world to you.
And know you really are doing a good job with what’s truly important.
Happy Mother’s Day!