As a parent of two children I am so occupied with my daily routines like cooking, cleaning, laundry that I completely loose track of time and priorities. I admit I never thought that my life will be completely filled with chores but once you are a mom that's what happens.
At the end of the year I start questioning if I accomplished all my goals or if I just cleaned my house all year? Did anybody of my family actually notice that I was just busy cleaning up behind them? Sometimes we think we do things for others but in reality we are doing it for ourselves. Honestly said I like a clean house since it represents to me that I am in control of my life and feelings, that everything is in order and nothing is out of control. But all the moms and dads out there know that life with children is unpredictable. Just take Sunday morning breakfast as an example it can be filled with laughter or whining and crying, you never know what it will be until our children wake up. Once the morning routine is stressful I start my day stressed, exhausted and short tempered.
So here is my wish for Christmas, please SANTA give me lots of patients, lots of moments to notice the laughter of my children and the smile of my husband. Life is too short to get stuck in little things like noticing the dirty socks on the floor. Everyday lots of mom's out there are busy trying to keep the surface nice and clean, scarred of cleaning their own house "SOUL". Together we can do it, let us stop for a moment especially at Christmas to INHALE and EXHALE and to SMILE to ourselves that we are BLESSED for what we have!!!
Here is my Thank you note as my Christmas gift to my family and all my friends:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENRICHING MY LIFE WITH YOUR PRESENT, YOUR LAUGHTER AND YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE ME FEEL WANTED AND SUPPORTED ALL YEAR AROUND.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all Birgit