What I Lack

I lack sleep, little girls staying up three hours past their bedtimes trying on leotards and baby oil, waking up twice in the middle of the night crying for lost binkies.

I lack space, never having a moment sans children, even my own bed not serving as a refuge against little bodies climbing in and taking over.

I lack patience, sometimes not finding the calm within me to deal with disrespect or disobedience, my last nerve chewed on and spit out by 7:00 p.m.

I lack ideas, not knowing the next fool-proof technique to get little kids to pick up their toys, having exhausted all the creative options I could find.

But, sometimes, I take a minute to look around at the round faces breathing heavy, listen to the raspy snores escaping tiny mouths, feel the thick bedding wrapping a cocoon of warmth around healthy bodies, and I realize

I lack nothing.

Mama’s Losin’ It

Participating today in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. What do you lack? And come back tomorrow to share your own Journey!

12 thoughts on “What I Lack

  1. Its always when the kids are asleep, and I get the moment of calm & quiet that I am able to so easily see all of the chaos as a blessing. now if only i could glimpse those blessings in the midst of all the crying, midnight feedings, temper tantrums & mess, i'd feel so much better.

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  2. THANK YOU for yet another wonderful post! Sometimes I wonder if you are sneaking a look right into my world! I could've easily written any of thoes words! Thanks for speaking to my heart and helping to remind me that I truly lack nothing!!!

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