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Monday, January 9, 2012

Mama Monday

This post is exquisitely written and sums up my feelings about the stage of life I'm in so very well. Highly recommend the full read if you're a mom, if you're married to a mom or if you're an elderly woman who occasionally tells young moms that it all goes by too quickly at the grocery store...

I think parenting young children (and old ones, I’ve heard) is a little like climbing Mount Everest. Brave, adventurous souls try it because they’ve heard there’s magic in the climb. They try because they believe that finishing, or even attempting the climb are impressive accomplishments. They try because during the climb, if they allow themselves to pause and lift their eyes and minds from the pain and drudgery, the views are breathtaking. They try because even though it hurts and it’s hard, there are moments that make it worth the hard.These moments are so intense and unique that many people who reach the top start planning, almost immediately, to climb again. Even though any climber will tell you that most of the climb is treacherous, exhausting, killer. That they literally cried most of the way up.

Read the rest of Don't Carpe Diem here - it's been shared over 180 THOUSAND times already on Facebook. That's crazy. Oh and if you're the elderly lady at the grocery store who tells me how quickly it goes by, I appreciate it - I truly do, I need the reminder every day.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent blog. I spent at least a couple years feeling like my kids and I should be in ecstasy every moment of the day, and truly that is a burden that sucks the joy out of parenting. Kairos!


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