Feeling like: A pot of boiling water. Like I'm being boiled from the outside in, and all of my flaws and struggles and insecurities are bubbling up to the surface. I'm recognizing so many things in myself that need work, and my mind races day and night with thoughts of things I want to fix and change and grow about myself. This seems to happen to me every few months. Out of nowhere I begin to see areas where I'm failing, or just not being the best that I can be. I get overwhelmed by the seemingly limitless list of my failures and anxiety takes me over for a day or two, and then I begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I know that these flaws and failings are being shown to me to help me grow. I want so badly to be better, always better. A better wife, a better mom, friend, person.
I realized over the weekend, through conversation with a dear friend who always speaks truth to me, that the recent life changes I've been through are finally catching up with me. I went from being busy all the time with work and life outside of work to living a simple, slow and quiet life at home with Emmett. When I worked full time, I didn't have time to think about what I was doing wrong. I was just too busy. Now, I have endless time to think, to reflect, and to learn about myself. What a gift! But it's weighing on me also.
Listening to: Music! As much of it as I can. I love music, but I haven't been listening to it very often these days. I used to listen to the radio or Spotify all day long at work, but at home I forget to turn it on. I decided to change that over the weekend, so music has been playing all the time. I used to say I didn't understand how people lose their grasp on good music when they become parents, but now I totally get it. So I'm working on not letting myself lose my good taste in music!
|I came into the garage the other day and found Emmett playing with his old toys. Ha!|
|The light in Emmett's playroom is so good. So, so good.|
|"Ride truck, mama!"|
Those little buns. He's such a little dream boat. After his bath Saturday night Emmett jumped up and ran outside before I could get him dressed. He loves to water the "plants" which are really just empty pots waiting to be planted, and seeing him naked with that watering can just reinforced all the things that are swimming through my head these days. He is worth all the work, all the changes, all the growing that I'm trying to do. God is planting seeds in my heart and my mind and it's up to me to water them and help them to grow into something good and beautiful. This little kid, with those squishy little perfect buns, is worth it.
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