I’ve heard these words more than once over the past 2 weeks: “Wow – you’re a supermom!”
Come on, people! Let’s spend a few minutes just being REAL tonight, shall we??
Yes, I showed up for church the Sunday after giving birth.
Yes, I went to the pool and sat in a chair while Brian entertained our oldest kids last week.
Yes, I get out and about with hair and makeup on, usually only after sleeping til noon and taking 1.5 hours to get ready!
Yes, I still managed to blog everyday after giving birth – just because I REALLY want to make it 1 year without missing a day of writing…writing SOMETHING!
What you don’t see in the REAL life of the Haiglers???
The only real home cooked food that my family has had for the past 2 weeks came from dear friends who dropped off meals at our house. My stovetop currently has Krispy Kreme doughnuts and boxed cereal sitting on top…
My laundry room looks like this:
A friend stopped by to visit today and my girls argued and fussed the ENTIRE time she was here – and totally acted rude and obnoxious. Yep. The. Whole. Time.
We hate washing dishes. And bottles. We wait until they pile up like this by the sink and we HAVE to wash one when needed:
We just emptied a diaper genie pale that may or may not have had diapers from a few years ago in the bottom. Ooops. And fruit flies obviously like that kind of environment.
I have tummy issues. Bad-after-baby-poopie-gets-totally-messed-up-kinda-issues. And one night this week I just laid in the floor crying cause I couldn’t sit down. Nice. (maybe TMI, sorry!!)
Our baby room never got completed and cleaned out prior to actually having said baby. I’m totally okay with the fact that it looks like THIS at the moment:
Waiiit – can you even tell that is a baby room?? Yes. That is a mattress in the middle of the floor. With clothes and baby stuff piled high on top and around it. Yes. For real. I see a makeover Monday in the future!!! Haha
Oh, and this man right here does WAYYY more than anyone would ever believe. I couldn’t do this life without him. Honest. I would never have this blog either if I didn’t have him.
Okay. I think you get the point.
The last thing I qualify to be is a “supermom”.
One thing we have to ALL remember is this: NO ONE CAN DO IT ALL!!!
Yeah, sure. The appearance may seem as if that girl or that mom has it ALL together. I can absolutely PROMISE you that she doesn’t.
The fact is, we have to choose what we can do and not worry about the rest.
Yes, I love to be on the go and still do things with my family as much as possible. I’ll choose heading out for a ridiculously spontaneous fun Friday in a heartbeat – and not think a THING about the piles of laundry or dishes at home.
That kind of stuff just doesn’t bother me.
So, when you see the craziness that makes up our little life here on this blog – know that the background is all kinds of messy and chaotic at times. We love it. I wouldn’t trade it for the perfectly clean and organized home EVER.
And I know that God made me just as I am.
He doesn’t want me to pretend to do it all.
He doesn’t get frustrated at my attempts and failures.
He doesn’t mind that my house is a total wreck.
He looks at my heart.
And He wants me to spend time with Him – more than anything in this crazy world.
Every day I have a choice to do just that.
And believe me, there are days that go by where I miss the mark on this too, friends.
Life gets hard and tired and before we know it, we’re laying in bed thinking about how the ENTIRE day went by without Him. Again.
But those days where we do stop and slow down? He changes us. Moment by moment.
He shapes us.
He molds us.
He refills us.
And that is why I will continue to #slowitdownSunday and every other day of the week….
Not with a goal to be a supermom, but to just be Starr.
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