All the things, mama.

October 9, 2013 § 3 Comments


Your kid.
Your chapstick.
To brush your teeth.
To be a friend.
To thaw dinner.
The proper dosage.
Your reusable grocery bags.DSC_0707To lock the car.
To bring your keys in the first place.
To eat.
To hydrate.DSC_0885To smile.
To pray.
To thank.
To look both ways.
To put on clean underwear.
To kiss your spouse.
To pay attention.
To listen to NPR.
To not go under.
To not compare.
An extra 6mos. outfit.
An extra blanket.
Extra extra extra.
To have mercy.
To let them in front.
To breathe.
To relax those shoulders.DSC_0842To use your core.
To pay that bill.
To observe.
To compliment.
To take your vitamins.
To hold their hand.
To slow down.
To put that away.
And that.
And that.
To take pictures.DSC_0960That registration form.
To make/fold/wash/sweep/vacuum/mop/wipe/organize.
To read.DSC_0750To call them back.
To mail that application.
To plan for Thursday.
Nap time, lunch time, play time.
To dream.
To laugh.
To hum/whistle/sing.
The directions.
The recipe.
To write that down.DSC_0891To be on time.
To ask how they’re doing.
To ask if they need anything.
To be kind.
To forgive.
To question.
To watch.
To wonder.

To stop.
To take it in.

And tomorrow–
To do it all again.


§ 3 Responses to All the things, mama.

  • ma says:

    Just another simple day in the life of a mom, wife, daughter, sister, niece, friend, neighbor, citizen, and most important of all……a believer in Christ and daughter of the King……. who gives you the strength to do it all and be the best you can be. He, indeed, is worthy of praise.

  • lbkissinger says:

    utterly perfect. thank you for this–my mama heart needed it today.

    • I’ve been meaning to reply to this before now (see “You get this”) but wanted you to know I’m so glad it resonated with you, my friend. You have been such an encouragement to me and I’ve always appreciated your honesty about motherhood. It’s crazy! 🙂

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