Here's a TRUTHBOMB!
Remember when my sweet little fam was chillin on the beach a week ago? Yeah, that was nice... & that was SO. LAST. WEEK. When I got a message the other night saying my kids are perfect. Mentioning they always smile & laugh... I realized it was time for a TRUTHBOMB. Friends, they always smile in the *pictures I post.* They do smile a lot and are generally pretty happy kids. But I don’t take pictures when they are throwing fits. And, believe me, they throw some WHOPPERS. Mom life for me... it’s honestly probably hard more often than not. I never really know what I’m doing. I often don’t know what to say & wish I could edit my words later like I can when I write. Just like every other mom out there... I’m figuring it out as I go. We are closing out 18 full days straight together as a fam (give or take a couple of sanity-saving solo-Target runs)...& while we’ve got soo many great memories from our vacay that backed right up to spring break, this mama is ready for routine to kick back in. Tonight as I was trying to get Austyn to bed, listening to the baby cry who missed not one but BOTH of her naps, I found myself getting frustrated. At the dishes left to do, the crumbs left to wipe, the laundry left to fold... Then I got MAD at myself for being annoyed. Because, back when I was widowed at the age of 26... this is the kind of stuff I used to pray for. It’s WONDERFUL to have book deadlines. Its AMAZING to have a booming business. It’s INCREDIBLE to have a family to clean up after. But those things can be stressful too. Tonight, I had to FORCE myself to take a step back. To see the bigger picture. & then... I had to allow for EXTRA HEAPING PILES of GRACE. Recentering now, taking that all-empowering-deep-breath, inhaling His Truth & exhaling everything else. We might not always remember to count our blessings. But, lucky for me, Recounts are okay. They’re okay for you too, friend. #GaliosHouse #MadeforBraveBook