Friday, May 08, 2015
One by one, I've been checking big projects off of my to-do list and it feels great. You know that saying, "The best way to get something done is to begin"? I feel like that's what I've been doing this week. I've just been putting my head down and starting projects I didn't want to be doing in the first place. It might not be the most fun, but it's a sure way to get things done.
Something that has been helpful: the weather has been fantastic! Breezy and cool and completely unexpected. Nice weather makes everything better.
Work aside, it was a happy week. We got to celebrate our Elliot. He invited a few friends and cousins over for cake and a piñata. It was low key and easy (and also very loud).
Mother's Day has really snuck up on me this year. It is always one of my favorite days. I know it can be a hard day for lots of women, but this is what makes it so great for me: I go about my regular motherly duties, and instead of expecting more help than usual, or more admiration, I try to complete my duties with more gratitude in my own heart for the opportunity to do the work that is required of a mother. Even the not-so-fun, really mundane tasks. It helps me to find joy in unexpected places throughout the day, and instead of ending the day feeling weird or sad, I end it feeling grateful for this life I lead, and for these little people I mother, and for this husband who is the best parenting partner.
I hope you will feel that joy, too. Let Mother's Day Weekend commence!
posted by stephanie at 6:07 AM