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A Beautiful Mess

May 6th, 2014

Today, I’m grateful for our mess. Our mess, that’s in our home, made by our family. It may be overwhelming at times, but it’s the sign that we’re safe and snug inside, with a roof over our heads. It’s the sign that we’re reading books and doing puzzles with our daughter, that I’m nursing our […]


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Today, I’m grateful for our mess. Our mess, that’s in our home, made by our family. It may be overwhelming at times, but it’s the sign that we’re safe and snug inside, with a roof over our heads. It’s the sign that we’re reading books and doing puzzles with our daughter, that I’m nursing our son and changing diaper after diaper and outfit after outfit. It’s the sign of a little girl who giggles when she knocks over towers made from Jenga blocks, and a son who’s [sometimes] content to lie back on a pillow in the middle of all the action and take it all in. Or sleep through it. It’s the sign of a husband and wife happy to simply be home together, and while they barely have a minute alone together to just be, they’re still as in love with each other as they were before these two munchkins were even a thought.
Yes, we wish it was cleaner. Spotless, actually, is the dream, and completely dust free. But that’s not what our home is right now, and that’s ok. Sometimes we feel like we’re barely treading water; the laundry is way backed up, the dishes are a pile and the takeout boxes are pouring out of the trashcan. But at the end of the day, we’re together, we’re happy, and we wouldn’t change any of the good to cut out the bad.
It’s our mess, and it’s a beautiful one, simply because it’s ours.