Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's a New Day, Thank Goodness!

Yesterday was the worst day ever! Everything when wrong, from sun up to sun down. My kids were into things, we had diaper rash like no other (not me, the baby!), Everyone was cranky and no one would nap, I cried over spilt milk in the morning and spilt chicken noodles in the evening. It was just bad! Do you have days like that? I do, and they seem to come more often lately with a one and a two year old. I just keep telling myself that this is a phase in life I have to get through. It is so hard for me to hear people say, "oh, cherish these moments because they go so fast." It's hard to cherish something that isn't fun! Don't get me wrong I love my job as a mother but it is hard work and it's not glamorous! When I have days like this I look for inspiring words of wisdom and I listen to music.

Here are a few of my favorites...

-This one makes me look for the little things...

"Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."
-M Russell Ballard

-This one makes me try harder to WANT to be better...

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someones garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Hinckley

-This one just makes me feel better...

" God expects you to have enough faith, determination, and trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. He expects you not simply to face the future; He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it, rejoice in it, and delight in your opportunities.
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe."



Thank goodness for new days. They can be brighter than the last. I love my life and I need to remember that the hard times have to come with the good times, right? And I really shouldn't be complaining. I have little to complain about.







7 comments:

Lauren said...

Sorry you had a bad day Car! I have definitely had days like that, where you just want to go to bed and start all over again!! Thanks for the good quotes. I am sitting here reading them as my kids beat each other up and I wish that bed time would come just a little sooner :) Is anyone else "done being a mom" around 7:30 pm?? It is tough, but like you said, so worth it. Hang in there, tomorrow will be better.

Angie Whitman said...

I am so sorry you had a bad day! It definitely makes you appreciate the good ones, I'm sure!
Okay, and love the fort building toy. My girls and the whole neighborhood have been in to these. Can i steal this idea and put it on my blog? Such a cute idea!!!:)

Diana said...

I feel for you! We have many of those days. I just hope that it is worth it in the long run!!!what would we do if we did not have children. Could you imagine being single? YUCK!

Stephanie said...

Hang in there Carlie! This too shall pass. I wish I could be there to watch your kids for a while while you took a nap or went shopping :)

Aubrey said...

Ahhh, every day this week has been like that for me! I can't believe that every day this week has been so awful, but today was a great improvement over the others and tomorrow WILL BE BETTER! I was going to drop by yesterday and say HI but I thought you'd be busy, but now I"m thinking I should have and we BOTH could have cried over spilled milk. I know they're a handful, but your "twins" are sure cute! :)

Mariel said...

Carlie, your new post came at the perfect time! So sorry you had a crazy day yesterday! I feel for you! My days have been crazy, too, lately. Maybe I've been more exhausted than ever because of work and being at home with the babies, and the sleep deprivation is killin' me! I love being a mom, but my favorite time of the day is when everyone's in bed and I can have some peace and quiet! I tell myself, "If I made it thru today, then I'll make it thru tomorrow!" Big hugs to you!

Shannon said...

I understand having bad days and I am not dimishing what you are saying....

However, when I read things like this I think to myself oh how I would trade places with her in a New York minute. Not being able to have children I tend to lean towards the thinking I wonder if they really understand how lucky they are.