So as most of my readers know, I’m currently pregnant with my 3rd child. I could go on and on about all the great things being a mom entails like unconditional love and good night kisses. But I’m gonna be honest, my 2 favorite things are pinching dimply baby booties and jammies with feet. We have a bath time routine of walking around the house and everyone pinches Willow’s sweet 20 month old booty. The other day my husband was taking a shower and Willow was walking around the house looking for him and got sad when I put her in the bath without a booty pinch from her papa.
Jammies with feet are on a whole ‘nother level. There is nothing cuter than a little girl walking around in fuzzy jammies with little monkey ears on her toes. (I made up a song about jammies with feet, this proves my love.) But they have to be the kind with zippers. The button up ones are the Devil. Who ever decided it was a good idea to make a sleep deprived parent button up 15 buttons at 3am only to find the last button doesn’t match up will have a lot to answer for on judgement day. I was changing Willow’s diaper and found a Christmas ornament caught in the foot and my husband found a few pens down there as well. I never thought about it but I guess jammies with feet make the perfect place to stash things.
That got me thinking, aren’t we just like those darn jammies. We walk around looking all cute and put together but deep down we’re hiding things.
We want you to think your words don’t phase us, but deep down they’re killing us. We want you to think we are totally secure, qualified enough, put together enough, organized enough and in the perfect marriage. We want you to think our kids are the best, our house is always this clean and we never burn the meatloaf.
No one is all of these things so why do we try? Why do we put so much effort into being what we’re not? Why do we care so much about what others think of us?
I know it’s hard not to let outside voices in but the truth is, there is only one voice that matters. God’s. God says you are loved. Beautiful. Seen. Known. Matter. Heard. Holy. Righteous. Strong. Brave. The son or daughter of a heavenly king. Forgiven. Redeemed…YOU.ARE.ENOUGH.
So many things are thrown at us daily, fighting for our attention. We need to learn what to focus on. We need to learn the voice of truth. We need to learn how to love ourselves and quit killing ourselves trying to be something we’re not. Let’s quit being jammies with feet.
Thanks for allowing me to share my world with you…welcome to my brain.