Isn’t amazing how children open your eyes to the ever changing universe we live in? I must admit, I’m a creature of habit. I always have been up until the arrival of my son Christopher. All of a sudden order and structure, things I formerly cherished, went out the window. The exciting thing is that in exchange I realize the gift of constant change and growth arrived.
So in all honesty, I don’t think I was able to embrace chaos as a gift until more recently. I’m a first time mommy, and as first time mommies go, I had perhaps an unrealistic idea of what life would be like as a mommy. The good news is that my expectations were quickly adjusted. The truth is, children don’t give you any other choice. They live in the present moment. With that, each and every moment is fluid, unplanned, and experiential. What an amazing gift……when you take the time to sit back and look at it that way.
I realize my home isn’t in perfect order anymore. Yes, all too often I tell my husband to look inside the dryer for some clean socks. Yes, my clothes are often wrinkled. I honestly can’t remember the last time I even thought to pull out the iron. Is it likely that 99 days out of a hundred you will see my hair pulled up in a ponytail and partially wet? Oh yes….. But you know what? I’m blessed to have a beautiful opportunity to spend each day much more in the present moment than I ever have in my whole life as I explore our fascinating world with my son.
So for any of you mommies or daddies out there that might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the chaotic lives we live, I hope you can sit back and see the gift in the chaos. It’s not easy at times, but it truly is a beautiful gift of living in the present moment.