Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Be Still My Soul

The days are long, but the years are short.

When I met my husband in college, I knew his dream was to be a doctor. My dream has always been to be a stay-at-home-mom. As our relationship deepened, we would sometimes reminisce about what our life would be like together. But no one can ever truly predict that. Throughout the years, people have volunteered their opinions and shared their experiences with us, whether they were welcomed or not. Those who had gone down the path before us, both medical and military, told us these would be some of the toughest times of our lives. They told us I would be home alone with the kids, while my husband works 13+ hours a day, six days a week. That sometimes he will leave before we're awake, and come home after we've gone to bed.


They were right.

For several weeks now, this has been our life.


But my husband is my hero. He amazes me. Every. Single. Day. I couldn't do what he does. He works so hard for our little family. He is out of the house before the sun is even thinking about rising, and if we're lucky he comes home right after Emmalyn's bath. My heart nearly bursts out of my chest from the ecstatic look on her face when she hears his car rolling into the driveway. She rushes to the door shouting, "Daddy! Daddy!" And proceeds to tell him something completely random, usually about her day.  He scoops her up into his arms and my heart is full. 

My whole world is standing right in front of me.

The days are long, but the years are short.


I may have just been put through the ringer with the temper tantrum of the season, but in that moment, seeing my two favorite people, my soul is still.

I am blessed.


Just as the waves of the sea roll in, so do the tough days. But the waves have a funny way of always washing away, as do the bad days. They leave behind colorful shells and stones--reminders that it's the little things in life that make it so beautiful. 

loyally,
katie

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