When I was pregnant and sick and aching (like pregnancy looks for me), I hated the most just not feeling up to being the kind of mom I normally am – and want to be. It makes me feel like a good mama when I have something yummy being made in my kitchen with happy little girls surrounding me. Months went by without me baking or cooking with my kids, or doing anything fun with them. When I got down on myself, I would try to remember a time that I was better, and look forward to a time when I would do those things again.
Since Major was born, and I am feeling about 200% better, I’ll write little notes to myself in my planner to remind me to be a good mama and enjoy my kids. “Bake with the girls today,” or “have a treat ready for after school snacks” or “be a fun mom”. It feels so good to feel alive again, and I want to take advantage of that.
On this day, baking cookies with my girls, I felt healing my heart needed from all those months of being sick in bed or lounging on the couch. We weathered the storm, and sunnier days did come.
If you are in a stormy season, I hope you will be easy on yourself and wait for the sun to come again – because I promise you, it will.