Thankful Thursday- Even On The Hard Days

Happy Thursday Friends! In all honesty, I almost did not post today. It hasn’t been a horrible day but just a challenging one. One where the babe is a little ill, momma is a little extra tired, daddy is still on 12s, messes keep being made by accident, and to it has just been a lonely week. This is when I came to remember how I should be thankful for these days because how else would we know how deeply to enjoy the ‘good’ times. This is especially true in mom life today….

Thankful Thursday

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Mom life: One day you are the proudest mom picking up your kid from church nursery, listening to them brag about our well behaved your son is and how great he says please and thank you. The next day you are on the floor with tears because your child continues to cry, throw a fit, refusing to put his toys up.

Half of me just thinks of how I’m supposed to be out the door beating the rush to Costco’s, getting the mail and back home for lunch and nap time. The other half tells me to get over my schedule! These are the hard moments but the learning moments. The moments my son must learn to obey! The moment my son must learn that even when I’m upset with him and he’s mad at me I will still hug him and tell him I love him more than anything. The moments I must learn as a mother to stay calm and give grace.

I’m so thankful to be his mother even on the hard days. While they are hard these are the days we grow. Grow in faith, love, and trust in one another. Toys is an easy battle now. I pray that when he is older and mad at me, he will still come to me mad so I can hold him. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to obey but I want him to know that mommy is always here. I will not turn love and affection away from him just because I’m upset with him.
It’s that the grace God gives us?

Question: What are you thankful for this week?

XOXO

Bethany

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10 Comments

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    October 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I just love these posts! They leave me feeling so motivated and inspired. I also love the link up idea! Motherhood has definitely been the hardest and most rewarding thing in my life, sometimes at the same time. This week I have been grateful for the sibling love between my littles. They just love hanging out with each other and it makes my heart happy to see, hopefully they will always be the best of friends.

    1. Bethany

      October 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      awe…..thank you! I agree……motherhood is by hardest and greatest blessing! It is even more mentally and emotionally challenging than I thought. I sure love that little guy though!

  2. Nicole @ Bento Momentos

    October 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I definitely agree that patience, understanding, and love is the grace that God gives us. I wish you more calmer days than chaotic, but remember the crazy days create those memories. 🙂

  3. Erinn

    October 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    We really have so much to be thankful for. Even on the hard days 😉 You are an amazing momma!

  4. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    October 26, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I love that you were so real with this instead of pretending like every day is amazing! Mason is still young so you’re right that he has to learn. But he has one loving momma who even if she is mad or frustrated with him, will always give him a hug/kiss.

    1. Bethany

      October 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Always keep it will! We live in a filtered world that makes us feel like the filters are normal life. I am so thankful social media was not around when I was a teen.

  5. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com

    October 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    This is such a great reminder 🙂 We had a rough day on Tuesday and it was definitely a struggle (James has just started throwing tantrums and he threw a lot of them that day!). Like you said though, it’s still such a blessing to have a little one to have rough days with 🙂 And thankfully today is a much better day!

    1. Bethany

      October 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      I feel you momma! Hope ya’ll have a great day today! =)

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