On being tired and toddler delicacies

If we were to sit down together at a coffee shop, I would probably get a cold ice tea. That isn’t new or unusual, especially if we have had a coffee date before.

You might notice I look tired and ask me about it. I would tell you that I am so tired. However, it is a good tired. It’s like that feeling you get after a really good workout. Or after a day’s work of helping at the homeless shelter, or on a mission trip. It’s a tired feeling, but I am so grateful for it.

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I’m tired because I have been awake at 3:00 AM with my little boy.

I’m tired because I have been striving to figure out how I can better love my husband.

I’m tired because it has been only recently that I realized I have been trying to do everything in my own strength rather than surrendering to God.

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I’m tired because I’m the one cleaning up poo, baby powder, and other toddler delicacies.

I’m tired because I have been living life well.

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I might turn the tables on you, so to speak, and ask how you’ve been doing. What would I say to you? Do you look tired? Excited? Curious? Tell me about you!



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10 comments

  1. Susan says:

    I am tired, too! However, I don’t have as admirable a reason as you do. I’ve seen you mothering, and you are wonderful. Don’t ever forget, a man plans his way but it is the Lord that directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

  2. Julie says:

    Tired from a life well lived is the best kind of tired 🙂 And I would probably say I look tired, too. (Recovering from our weekend of camping.)

  3. Melissa D says:

    I’m tired from a sick little girl, the heat, and staying up too late reading. I need to be better about starting my day with devotions…I”m running out of steam by naptime.

  4. Dana says:

    Very sweet blog. A great perspective about a good kind of tired. I feel the same way often and couldn’t imagine my life any other way.

  5. Kristie D. says:

    If you are raising your kids well, it is tiring. It’s worth it though! Keep on keeping on. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Thank you kristie, for encouragement on a day I desperately needed it. My motto today, keep on keeping on!

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