We see you struggling to get your sweet little people to sleep.
We see you convincing your strong-willed toddler that they WILL sleep in their own bed.
We see you as your ‘fashion-forward’ kindergartener chooses another mismatched outfit.
We see you battling that IMPOSSIBLE elementary math problem.
We see you discussing why your kids can’t have a phone, AGAIN.
We see you pacing, as your baby is deciding who they will become out in the real world.
We see you, Mom.

So many people will tell you, “It’s just a phase! You’ll get through it!” But today, Mom, remember, “It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it!”

Rock that baby just a little bit longer today, because tomorrow they’ll be an unstoppable toddler.
Spend an extra night snuggled up in that tiny toddler bed, because next week your little one may declare their independence as a ‘BIG KID.’
Take extra pictures of those silly outfits and join in on the fun, because eventually you’ll face greater challenges.
Encourage your kid after school, because it will push them to persevere, now and in the future.
Smile and nod patiently while they tell you one more time why having a phone is necessary, because all they really want is to be heard.
Stop pacing and pray because then you will find peace in knowing that God’s plan is greater.

These are the moments that we must not wish away, but hold tightly to as our little people become young men and women.

We know it’s tough, but we know that you are tougher. We see you and we are so thankful for all that you do.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. // James 1:17