Forget the unloaded laundry that's been laying in the basket for days.
Look past your sleep deprived and swollen eyes in the mirror.
The dishes will be done tomorrow, disregard the sink.
Instead, gaze upon your sleeping child, your screaming child, your playing child.
Those cheeks will soon lose their cushion, those tiny hands their dimples.
So look beyond the mess, the fatigue, the stress. For but a moment.
Today you have the sweet moments with your children that you will long for when they are grown.
Do not forget that these are the halcyon days-
the days that you will dream about,
lose yourself in years from now.
They are here today.
Embrace the perfection within the imperfection today.
Love yourself today.
Shine On, Dear Mamas(and Papas)! You are the brightest of lights to those little souls that you are ministering to everyday. May you be blessed in your giving.