Lately, Alex has been working VERY hard in the yard (when the weather is cooperative). He was saying something about feeling like he would never get the extra yard projects done because there was just so much to do. I told him I knew exactly how he felt! And not to take away from his hard hard work, but I told him to imagine starting again each day and everything you did the day before has been undone! It makes it nearly impossible to get to those EXTRA projects!
The dishes you washed are now dirty
The fridge you filled is now empty
The nose you wiped is again snotty
The drawers filled with clean, organized clothes are now disorganized and empty
The hamper you emptied is now full (I will never understand how a certain someone LOVES laundry!!)
The toys you picked up are again scattered
The meal you cook is no longer, and it is time to make another
The floor you moped (minutes ago) is now sticky
You get the idea and are familiar I'm sure. At the end of the day there is no PROOF! I tell Alex I feel like I just run around in circles all day long. The things I do, don't grab your attention like a newly planted flower bed, or some other glamorous project.
I know I know most of you are thinking "try adding a few extra kids to that!" Yes I will and I fully expect things to get worse!
In fact I was speaking of this subject to my Mother recently she said "Oh, Danelle! How I dreamed this day would come and you would understand!"
Allthough there isn't proof ... there is satisfaction.
Like when somebody like this
Looks at you like this
Or somebody like this
Says his own sweet simple prayer
Or watches you out the window and tells you "Thank you for taking out the garbage Mommy!"
And there are times when things like this happen.
All those things are reminders to me that there really is proof! I'm not just running around in circles. And there really is something glamorous about this project.
I can keep doing those same things day to day even if there isn't proof because even though those things don't bring me happiness and joy.... they really do!