...because you might just have to live it.
On Wednesday I shared about moms being worth more than our to-do's. Which I still believe to be true! Our value and purpose amounts to more than the things we (or don't) accomplish by the end of the day.
I'm pretty sure that Nicholas read this blog post.
On Wednesday afternoon, I was banking on him taking a nap, in order to get a few things done. Our house was a MESS and I am behind on a few personal projects. But after crying in his crib for much longer than normal, there was no nap to be had. So mom and Nicholas (and Elmo, of course) hung out on the couch and did nothing. (Pictured above on the left).
Then yesterday, Nicholas was super tired and in major need of a nap. Though he typically falls asleep best by crying on his own for a few minutes, he cried for quite some time. I went in to check on him and he had a huge bruise on his face from whacking his head on the side of his crib. So I scooped him up and rocked him in the glider in his room. (Pictured above on the right).
2 hours and 45 minutes later, he was still asleep in my arms. This hasn't happened in months. Outside of his door, our little home was a GIGANTIC mess. But for the 2nd day in a row, I had to lay down my ideal to-do list.
So there you have it. Once you write about something, you might be challenged to live it. (And man, did I ever enjoy holding my sweet boy for almost 3 hours. That never happens anymore.)
Over these past two days, I've been just as loved by God. I've been just as much His daughter, just as much as accepted and approved of. Even though my kitchen floors are really, really sticky and my to-do list has been left unchecked.