Happy Mother’s Day

“All is well with my soul.”
“These are the best days of my life.”
“The days are long but the years are short.”
“The best days of your life are when you are raising your family.”

These are 4 random statements that have been rolling around in my mind this week. As I sit here on my back patio drinking warm coffee in my happiest of mugs, the sunlight streaming on my face, these thoughts occupy my mind. All is well and I have much to be thankful for.

Last night I had a girls night out with some amazing mom friends. Though we were out and getting a much needed break from routine, our conversations always seemed to turn to our kids and families. I love it when this happens. As I looked around the table, faces were lit up when speaking of our kids, and laughter broke out over and over when talking about their various antics.

My mother in law told me that “the best part of life is when you are raising your family”. This makes me smile. There are things to marvel at and love about all stages of life. Though harder than I ever imagined, the joy amidst the day to day busy of life with kids is beyond words.

“These are the best days of my life” are song lyrics that I just love. Like any duty station – we make the best of wherever we are. There is always a choice. I can choose to resist what is and make my days hard by yearning for what was, or what is to come, or I can accept what is and choose to find the good and enjoy the moment, right here and right now. These are the best days of my life – because I choose to make them the best.

The days are long while smack dab in the middle of them, but the rear view mirror seems to make time slide so fast. Enjoying the present moment slows it down just a bit.

Taking another sip of coffee, I breathe in and out, feeling it’s warmth on my lips. It’s going to be a good day.

As Bob says, “Every little thing gonna be alright.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

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