There is grace at the end of ugly days too. Those days that feel brutal and rough to the fingertips or heartstrings.
Even when we feel like we’ve not done our best and our fails far outweigh our successes. There is grace. No matter what we think.
Lately my older two just refuse to nap. And yes they are the exact right age to be working on giving up their naps. But mama needs a nap and that makes life hard.
I’m tired, they are tired and we are all short on patience and some are quick to scream.
Oddly, these are the days I’m hardest on myself and them. It’s harder to see the little joys and feel the little feels when all the big feels are running rampant in a cup overflows toddler style sort of way.
But these are the days I know I should give everybody a little more grace. Not just me, and not just them, but everyone.
I should, and maybe someday I’ll learn to have a lighter touch on this thing called life.
But hear me say, in my gripping frenzy to control it all, there is grace even when we don’t give the grace we feel we should.
There is grace.
We might learn to extend our own imitation of that grace with more equanimity, but we might not.
It’s still there.
So we can take a deep breath at the end of the day and begin again in the morning, with hope.
May we all take a breath of who we might be while looking into the face of who He is. May we live forward in pursuit of Him while still resting in the perfect love of sons and daughters already accepted and forgiven. May the reflections we bear display brightly a glimpse of future peace.
I am blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts by clicking the button.