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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

In the darkness on the 4th of July

I'm sitting here in the darkness of the living room in the comfy chair, scrolling Instagram.  

And I just wanted to say this from my middle of the night darkness to yours - hello.

I just wanted to say from one tired mama who did not have a picture-perfect day - you’re not alone.

I just wanted to say your presence really, truly matters, even if today you were grumpy - like I was. 

Even if today you were just trying to keep it together and not rain on anyone’s parade. 

It’s okay. It’s going to be okay. You are doing enough. 

Some of the people really close to you may be screaming that this isn’t true.  It’s okay. 

Don’t waste another minute beating yourself up because of... 

If you feel bad because you don’t have pictures to post tonight of the cool food you made or the amazing party you went to, stop. Did you make choices that were good for you and for your family today? Yes? Good. No? Tomorrow you get the chance to make some better ones. 

Tonight may love wrap us up and hold us close. 

May love be the lighthouse that guides us home and the anchor that holds us steady.