My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Let's face it...

1.27.2011

Let's face it...

I am imperfectly living a perfect life. Seriously...I could go on an on about how great my life is. But, I consider my blog NOT one of those blogs. I hope you do too. Yes, I most always try to put my best foot forward here, but I also try to keep it real. Not so real that I will post pictures of my disaster I call a kitchen, though! Lately I have been struggling with everything. It must be the 'hormonies' and my body telling me, "You just had a baby!" While the emotional side of me is crying her little guts out over the stupidest things, my logical mind is yelling, "Suck it up, chick!" And then there is my spiritual insides whispering, "Look around and comfort yourself in all of these blessing surrounding you."
So today, while I let the emotional me get a head start from the moment I woke up, the logical and spiritual side won today's battle.
Liam and I butt heads, a lot. His will and my will very rarely have the same agenda. Today when we got home from running errands and going to a super fun preschool/baby shower for a dear friend, he and I had just had it with one another. I am in the kitchen making his lunch and I see him go into my room and kneel by my side of the bed and clasp his hands. (I have a straight shot view from where I am standing). I hear him, in his sweet little voice say, "Heaven Father, we're thankful for this day..." something I can't hear then something about a peanut butter and jelly sand which and some more jibber jabber that I can't hear from where I am standing..."in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
He proceeds to the kitchen where I am trying not to let him know that I was watching him, crying my eyes out. He makes me get down on his level, puts his hand on my hand and tells me, "Mom, I prayed for you." SERIOUSLY!!! Life IS good!

Whether you have bad mom moments or just bad days in general everyone needs a cheerful moment to kick them in butt! I came up with a very fun giveaway to help with those "blue days" so be looking for that soon! But don't forget about this giveaway that is closing tomorrow.

8 comments:

  1. This made me cry. I know exactly how you feel. :)

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  2. i love that kid. so so sooooooo much. he has to marry my Allie. just has to! ;) glad you had a wonderful moment to remind you that it's worth it. worth all the tantrums, poop and spit up. totally worth it. love you and miss you.

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  3. That melts my heart. What a sweetie you are raising. Good job Mommy. He learns those kind of things from you and Ian.

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  4. Aww!!!!! That is just about the cutest thing I've ever heard! When B knows I'm frustrated with him, he'll lean in and pucker his lips. Works like a charm every time ;0)

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  5. That is so very sweet. Just a reminder that in all the tough times, you are doing a wonderful job! and it shows!

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  6. Thank you for sharing that! It's amazing how these little people are watching and learning so much already, and what a blessing it is to have the gospel in our lives.

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  7. Out of the mouth of babes. You and Ian have taught him well. He knew you were struggling and he prayed for you and for his sandwich. How sweet. Sounds like you Liam need to have your own moment together and do something fun together. Maybe Ian can watch Owen. Or when Owen is sleeping---right---- you both bake something. He loves cookies. Just a sweet thought.

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  8. Every mom has frustrations! Thanks for being real about your day, it reminds me that as long as I do my best I can't do more. Love his prayer!

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