Why is it so easy to fall into frustration over the normal? Had one of those moments late in the afternoon yesterday.
Felt like I was just so done cleaning the same thing I clean three times each day....seeing to-do items on my list go un-checked....car issues arise at the always worst times....our old washer/dryer are baaaarely doing their job....blah blah....
We've been hoping to put our house up for sale - to move closer to the city - for a while now. It's just seemed like such a difficult transition. How do we get this house prepped when we already feel like we're unable to get normal life done? How do you paint all the trim when you live with little messy mini human beings? Not to mention the prep for 'showings' and keeping a constant clean house.
After a frustrating evening...a baby who preferred to mash his meatballs into the table instead of his mouth, I decided to go for a run. I ran and I ran....and I ran. It was as if each mile, more and more of the stress about what I can and cannot do began to disappear.
I walked off the track, feeling good & accomplished. So much yet to be completed at home but what I had just completed was for me and it was the right thing. I pulled in my driveway and saw my husband working late....working hard....and then I got out of the car and heard a noise from above.
Instantly, I teared up as I watched a helicopter fly from our nearby hospital heading towards the city (presumably the main Cleveland Clinic campus) and I remembered our horrible moment. The one where our baby was in that helicopter. I closed my eyes and realized how blessed I was to have marinara to scrub off the floor...his clothing to wash...his sippy cups to fill over and over again. Told God 'I'm sorry' for being so frustrated about the normal....and asked Him to help me get it done with His grace.
Woke up to a 4yr old who wanted to cuddle at 6am...and instead of wishing for that extra 45 minutes of uninterrupted sleep...I cuddled him close and chose today to be a wonderful day...an accomplished one and one with gratitude instead of frustration.
Just a little note - being real - being honest. Hope your Friday is off to a beautiful start.