Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This

days where there is:
 the butting of heads
hurt feelings
unkind words
selfishness  - in words and actions

at the end of the day this mama/referee feels worn out and discouraged

as i head to bed, turning off lights and closing up the house, relishing the quietness of the night i stop to look in on the sleeping children. 

i go to the first room and find empty beds

so i move onto the next room and find -
the girls in one bed
and landon on his bean bag chair having given up his bed for his sisters
the discouragement i felt turns to joy.
 even though it's been a rough day - they've worked through their hurts and forgiven each other
they want to have a "sleep over" as they call it {which now happens almost nightly}
they want to laugh, talk, tell stories, and delight in each other.  
through it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly,  they love each other.


Janelle said...


I love sleeping children. The day just melts away when I see my babies sleeping.

joy said...

that is such a sweet ending :)

Stephanie said...

What a priceless memory. Sorry your day was rough but that does make for a happy evening for you and peace-of-mind knowing that you ARE a GREAT MOM!

Alana said...

Love it...sibling management is tough work!

Simply Sara said...


i love that your loooooong day turned into this.

nothing like sleeping babes- especially when they are together.

how sweet it is!