Growth is such a funny thing. When the kids were born, especially my first, I had no idea what I was doing. I had babysat before and done things with older kids, but baby raising is this side of an extreme sport.
I remember the moment I thought I’d break. It was literally the first night when I came to the conclusion that my child really wasn’t going to sleep through the night no matter what I did. Back then she was down for 45 minutes and up for 45 minutes. If you haven’t tried that sleep schedule I highly recommend it if you’re trying to prepare yourself for being tortured during wartime! Seriously I would give up my bank account if someone was interrogating me on that sleep schedule!
I’ve written about what a winning mindset looks like. But what does a growth mindset look like? Yes they are similar, but in the season of growth there is a lot of hope that needs to be held onto that things will get better. Because let’s face it, motherhood is never hard. It’s merely a never ending task that takes all our energy to maintain a successful standard so that we will come out in the end with a product we can be proud of.
Fast forward to today. My kids are 10 and 8 and fairly independent now. Throughout distance learning they’ve gotten more and more independent and while I sit here and write this they are off back at their first day of in person school in over a year. The sense of relief, even for a mere two hours and forty minutes is IMMENSE!
Like in the quote at the beginning of this post, in the moment you’re covered in dirt and in the dark struggling to get out, but what you come out with in the end is a beautiful sunflower!
What season are you in?
So if you’re in the season of growth keep your head to the skies and if your flower is blooming, enjoy the fruits of your labors.