There are so many great quotes I have saved, but I want to post this one tonight because it reminded me of a small success I had this morning that made me feel good all day.
This morning Olivia woke up at 8 and joined Berlin downstairs. We played and snuggled for a few minutes and then I reminded her she had pre-school. This was her first day back after a small incident in which she was bullied so I wasn't sure what her reaction would be. She didn't say anything. I asked what she wanted for breakfast and suggested cereal or toast. She asked for pancakes. I usually have a container of homemade pancakes in the freezer, ready to thaw, but I knew we had eaten the last of the latest back a few days ago. By now it was 8:25 and we had to leave at 8:45, I told her we didn't have time for pancakes. "Okay..." she said sadly. I couldn't stand it. I wanted to create a good start to her day. I jumped up and quickly threw together a whole-wheat banana pancake batter, presented each girl a steaming stack of pancakes, dressed Olivia, did her hair, and had us out the door within 20 minutes. Honestly, I don't know how it happened. Maybe God knew I needed a good Mom moment and slowed the clock for me. Maybe He knew Olivia needed to feel extra loved this morning. Whatever the case, that small success as a mom this morning was a big deal.