A friend of mine recently sent me this article, Don’t Carpe Diem, by Glennon Melton. It discusses something that happens nearly every day in my life. As the article states:
“An older woman stops us, puts her hand over her heart and says something like, “Oh, Enjoy every moment. This time goes by so fast.”
Everywhere I go, someone is telling me to seize the moment, raise my awareness, be happy, enjoy every second, etc, etc, etc.”
Really? Every moment? I don’t know about your days, but there are moments in my day that I don’t always enjoy. Maybe in 20 years I’ll chuckle about the time I left Target in the rain, pushing a giant cart with two screaming kids inside after spending twice as much money as I’d planned to, or when my three year old drew with green marker on our beige couch just to see how it would look. But today…I’m not loving that part. Sometimes this makes me feel a little…guilty. Unappreciative.
I love my kids, and I love the time I spend with them. I know when I look back on these days I will remember the good and forget, or romanticize, the bad. But when you’re in the moment, parenting is hard work.
I loved this article. It made me feel better about the way I feel about being a mom sometimes. Hope you enjoy it, too! 🙂