Motivation Monday: Changing Seasons

“Ackkkkkkk, Mommy there’s a wasp in the living room!

My two girls whizzed by me in the kitchen, arms flailing wildly, taking the stairs two at a time until they made it to the safety of their bedroom upstairs.

“Where is it?” I yelled back.

“In the window!” I could barely hear their muffled voices behind their closed door.

I grabbed the multipurpose cleaner on the counter (yep, I use household cleaners to kill bugs) and headed toward the living room armed for battle. Sure enough, I found a wasp buzzing around behind the blinds. “Ugh, spring is here” .

Don’t get me wrong, spring and fall are absolutely my favorite times of the year. I’m a mild weather person, so I welcome the colorful blooms, gentle breezes, and short sleeve shirts with open arms, just not the bugs. And inevitably (This is Georgia), every conceivable creepy crawler outside will find its way into our home at some point. I don’t mind them so much when they’re outside. That’s their space. But, when 20 lady bugs suddenly appear in our master bathroom for an impromptu party, I’m more than a little annoyed. It almost makes me wish that winter would return . . .but not quite. 

This reminds me of the varying seasons that we experience in life. While we prefer some more than others, even the good ones come with their irritations. The birth of my children is a great example. Nothing can compare to that season of my life when those precious little hearts were placed into my arms for the first time, and I could see and feel in a tangible way the miracle of life.  I was awestruck and could have lived in that moment forever, but that euphoria was quickly replaced by a billion dirty diapers, sleepless nights, hormone fluctuations, and “Honey, one of the twins just ate a crayon, call poison control!” It was still a beautiful season, but man,  it was HARD!

Every season of life has its challenges, even the good ones, but there is a purpose. Life by its nature is synonymous with change.  It’s constantly shifting, moving, and reinventing itself as are we. And when we lean into that change rather than fight against it, we stretch, we grow, we hopefully develop into a better version of ourselves.

Whatever season you’re in right now, just remember that it will change. Embrace the good. Grow from the “bad”. Prepare for the next season  because it’s sure to come.

Have a great week!

Keep doin’ what you love,

Shannon

[yellow_box]Motivation Mondays is a series that I started to share encouragement with moms. I use my past struggles as well as triumphs as a backdrop for my writing in the hope that just as others have helped me along the way, my readers will find something beneficial to carry along with them throughout their week. I believe that community is important as well as honesty and transparency.Want to chat? Send me an email: littlekidsgrow (a) gmail (dot) com. My welcome mat is always at the door.[/yellow_box]

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