Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tough stuff

Being a mom is a hard job.  But it's all about perspective really.  If I was writing this post 24 hours ago it would be completely different.  Yesterday was one of those days.  The kind were you are weary and going on no sleep from a newborn who won't go longer than 3 hours without nursing and then doesn't want to go back to sleep.  The kind where you pick your toddler up from daycare to find out he has bitten 5 other kids.  The kind where you burn dinner, clean up mess after mess and go from one crying baby to the other. 

Finally about 7:00pm last night I loaded both babies in the stroller and went walking while listening to praise and worship music.  We all needed some fresh air.  And it helped instantly.  All I needed was a few minutes of quiet to remind myself that this is just a season.  And one I know that will pass too quickly because time is fleeting. 

These two precious, healthy babies are my whole life.  And sometimes it is easy to lose sight of that.  But I am determined to keep my perspective.  Because that makes all the difference.

Our little tiger...

 Touchdown Auburn

And this little nugget is the sweetest thing.  And I've been doing a lot of baby wearing because he's a pretty big fan of being held.  I need an extra set of hands.

This smile is a result of figuring out how to escape.

Waving at Cooper...his little chubby hand waving gets me every time!

So does him blowing kisses.

But actually getting kisses is my absolute favorite thing in the world.

So, like I said, being a mom is a hard job.  But it is also the most rewarding, the most fulfilling and what truly makes me happiest.  Times like this I'm especially thankful for all the pictures I take. Because these sweet moments are the ones I want to remember


H2's Mommy said...

You're an awesome Mom to these sweet boys and you're so right that it's easy to get caught up in the moment and lose all perspective but we often have to stop and remember what you said...this too shall pass! They grow up way to fast and these pictures are such a sweet memory you'll have forever! Keep on rocking...cause you're doing a great job! Love you!

Kathy Jo said...

Tiff, you are such a wonderful mother and wife! Your love for your life, as crazy as it might seem sometimes, is so evident in all your pictures and posts. God has blessed you in so many ways that it is evident that you recognize this and lean on Him for strength in those tough times. Those kisses wash everything away when a day has been a rough one, I am sure!!!

I love you bunches

Give them sweet boys kisses from Nonnie!!!