There are lots of struggles that come with being a 24/7 mom, but mornings with my children are a little bit of perfection. by Jennifer Andersen
Often times when I wake up before my kids, I stay right there in bed. I do not read a book, or check my phone. I just lay there; smiling and thanking God.
I bask in the darkness of our bedroom- light barely peaking in through the sides of the wooden blinds, and I feel the peacefulness of the bodies of my children.
I reposition myself so that I am in between my children, one of my babies on either side. Their little bodies are outlined by soft blankets. They are so still and calm and I know they are content. I roll over and snuggle my loves.
Sometimes I think “if I get up I could get so much done. I could have a few minutes for myself to write or read or check Facebook without a child hanging on my foot”. Then I hear the release of breath from one of my children and am magnetized to the spot that I am in.
I lay quietly, my mind calm from listening to their steady and rythmyc breathing. I appreciate the meditation that they unknowingly offer me.
Eventually one of them begins to stir, and a smile spreads on my face. I know that soon they will begin the process of waking, and with their eyes still closed they will move in to snuggle me. They will get as close as they can and my arm will pull them closer. Their precious and little bodies which are still warm from sleep, will start to move.
My babies faces will smile before their eyes open, and I will know that everything is right in our world. Our day will dawn with snuggles and sleepiness and cuddles and kisses. In these moments I will rest. My shoulders will drop, my breath will come easily, and I will be perfectly present.
My children will feel it too. They will know that there is nothing but them on my mind, and they will recall our waking moments as happy and pleasant and perfect.
There are lots of strugglesand mistakes that come with being an around the clock, stay-at-home-mother of two. This little bit of perfection brings me comfort and joy.
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