Monday, January 28, 2019

You Must Have Your Hands Full

I find that this statement comes up often..."You must have your hands full" or "I bet you have your hands full".

I am not sure if it is because I have two kids or because I have two boys or both or because I have 2 boys, one who will be 6 soon, the other 3 1/2.

I wonder if people with more kiddos or kiddos of other ages or kiddos who are both girls hear this same statement.

Yes of course I have full hands, I have kids.  But that is not the only thing that is full.  Like the picture says, my heart and my home are full.

Full of energy, full of noise, full of chaos, full of calm, full of love, full of happiness, full of tears, full of space, full of grace...full of life.

My hands are full, but this is where I am meant to be and how God made for me to be.

Sure there are times when I felt I had my hands full, whether or not it looked it, it certainly felt like it.  Those were the times I got stuck inside my own head, stuck in the negative inner critic cycle, felt like I was sinking more than swimming.  Sometimes it felt like months of this and other times a day or two here and there.

But isn't this how life is anyways?  Kids or not, it is full of twists and turns, ups and downs.  We go through storms and come out stronger on the other side.  We face so many highs and lows.  We learn, we grow, we change.

By learning how to give myself grace and space, I have learned that how to be a better wife, a better mom, a better parent, a better me.  Truly becoming who I am meant to be and embracing it, I can help my kiddos do the same.

Let's have hearts that are full, homes that are full, and hands that are full too.

How do you fill your hands? Heart? Home?

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