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Embracing The Imperfect

There I was; sitting in the Chic-Fil-A drive-thru and both kids, my two year old and my 6 week old at the time are crying and screaming at the top of their lungs in the backseat. It almost sounded like they were having a screaming match. I did what any millennial mom would do, I took a selfie! Lol! I also took a video. I wanted to remember that moment. As crazy as it was I knew these were some of the best days of my life. 

That’s me seeing the brighter side of things. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of bad days as everything around me seems undone. The laundry is never-ending, the dishes are always needing to be done, there is a new project around the house that is half finished and as soon as I get use to one season we enter new one. (Thank you Jesus! 🤨)

Even now, we’re in a season of transition as I’m taking on new projects and going after dreams I thought were once dead. I’m trying to figure out what stays and what goes. Everything on my plate can’t stay. I’m trying to find my way and manaeuver through unknown waters but you know where I’ve found my peace....it’s when I embrace imperfect. Even now, it’s 1:52am and I have the longest day tomorrow but my newborn is interested in playing “stick the paci in my mouth and watch me spit it out over and over or I’ll cry.” 🤷🏽‍♀️ I’m embracing imperfect. 

The cure to my overwhelm has been asking this one question “what is the priority in this moment?” When I get the answer, I decide to focus on just that. Everything will stay left undone. I can’t do it all so might as well focus on the most important task. That’s me embracing imperfect. So if your like me and you need a chill pill, take a moment, hug your babies and see the beauty of that moment.  

I know, sometimes it’s all ugly. Trust me, my toddler reminds me of that daily...but just try. We can find a million negative things that are wrong, but what about what is right. Stare at that, draw strength from it. We have a long journey ahead of us...but I’m rooting you on. We’re in this together Sis. #LetsGoHigher