Monday, March 28, 2016

The Secret Is...

Happy Monday All,

Happy Easter to all who celebrate Easter! Hope your Easter weekend was lovely, peaceful, and fun. The Averie Household keeps busy during Easter, Mass, family, etc.

I've covered this topic before, but now I have another perspective on it...the question of "how do you do it?"

People look at me with my Offspring--those demands, wife, home, writing, etc. The truth is--and everyone will be so disappointed--I don't. Some days I just do one thing. Some days, I run around feeling like if I could just clone myself everything would get done. Sometimes I'm lucky if I remember my name (it's "Mom" or "AAAHHH", right?) The fact is, this is my life. This is the life I've been given and chosen. I don't expect anyone to do it for me, and I don't expect people to know how I do it. I don't know how I do it. I just do whatever I do for each individual day.

Some days it means Real Life Hero (my husband) takes the Offspring on some sort of adventure, and I write. Or it means I listen to nine thousand reasons why my choices as Mom are horrible ideas and why can't I be better? Or I listen to "Mom, can I get...can I do...will you add this to my Wish List?" Offspring has at least 12 things on one wish list--and it keeps growing. I know next week something else will be The Coolest Thing Ever--and maybe Offspring will want the other thing, and maybe not. All my Offspring have different types of days on any given day and strong personalities. So, yeah, I don't really know how I do it.

I think a lot of it has to do with my faith. Without it, I don't think I could do any of what I must do. I'm very happy I've maintained my faith so I don't have to find out. Sometimes it's hard to keep the faith, other times it's not. Same with motherhood, same with writing.

So, if you're wondering "How does she do it?" That's my answer. A lot of God's grace, determination, and the fact that this is my life, and I must do whatever is needed at any given time to make things work.

How do YOU do it?

Have A Marvelously Merry Monday!

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