Today is…

Ya know how some things just stay with you since childhood?  Today I’m thinking about something from 20+ years ago.  Today I’m thinking about the morning announcements in elementary school.  Random, right?

I went to a very small Catholic school and we had this one particular awesome priest, Father Gubser, who always did the morning announcements.  One of the things he would say is Today is …insert date…, and today is your only …insert date…  For some reason this stuck with me.

Today is Monday July 13, 2015.  It’s almost 10 pm.  The kitchen is still in need of a final wipe down from dinner.  My toddler is still wrestling around in her bed.  My soon-to-be-six-month-old is still not sleeping through the night, and is already up for the first time.  My mail is still on the table from Saturday.  My work inbox is still full of red to do flags.  My laundry is still piled up.  My work bag is still in the car.  My coffee cup from 5:45 is still partially full of coffee begging to be drank.  My heart is still filled with feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted and grateful all at the same time.  And I’m still wondering when I’ll get good at this mom of two game.

But then, for some reason, I flashed back to my days at St. Stephens.  The plaid uniforms, the green desk chairs, the big dusty chalk boards, the colorful bulletin boards with dancing alphabets and happy numbers… and I heard Father Gubser’s morning announcements… and suddenly I felt better.

Today is Monday, July 13, 2015, and today is my only Monday, July 13, 2015.  Today is my only day that my son is 5 months and 28 days old.  Today is my only day that my daughter is 2 years, 9 months and 21 days old.

Today might not be the day I have a clean house.  Today might not be the day that I sleep more than 4 consecutive hours.  Today might not be the day I am caught up at work, or for that matter, caught up on anything.  But today is the day I’ll do my best to just let it go.  Today is the day that I’ll soak in the chaos.  Today is the day that I’ll give my kiddos an extra good night kiss and let my mind rest just long enough to drift to dreamland before a sweet little boy needs some 3 am cuddling.

Today is my only Monday, July 13, 2015.  And today is going to be a good day.

What is happening on your only Monday, July 13, 2015?




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