Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I am Enough




The glass splinters into a thousand pieces as it reaches the floor. The floor which was uncharacteristically sparkling clean just moments before. The response which flowed from my mouth was anything but gracious. An accident at the hands of a small child, a moment which should have been met with understanding, a string of words which were not neccessary.

I am enough.

The washing machine leaves a pool of water all over the laundry. A laundry which is overflowing with washing. My heart sinks as I view the mess all around.

I am enough.
A small child leans on the sewing machine and ruins the project half made. A gift for a friend, just waiting for that spare moment to be finished. I stare in disbelief and disappointment. All my spare moments today had been given to that project, now it stands for nothing.

I am enough.

The day has been full of ups and downs. Moments I like to hold close to my heart and moments I'd rather forget. The theme has been the same, whether cuddly babies or spills and messes.

I am enough.

A smile meets my eye - a beautiful, loving, innocent smile. The words which accompany melt my heart. "Mummy, can I please help you. I want to cook just like you." A few shared moments, a meal prepared and a smile on our faces.

I am enough.

Can I ever be? The messes keep accumulating. The washing keeps breeding. The jobs still need doing. The meals still need preparing.

I am enough. I am all I need to be. What I do isn't as important as who I am. The moments shared with a giggle. The books read while snuggled on the coach. The heart moments shared. The cuddles given. The encouraging words spoken. This is what will live on and be remembered. This is what will make a difference to those around me. I know:

I am enough.

3 comments:

  1. hi there Corinna! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Ive enjoyed reading your blog too! The gingerbread house party sounds like heaps of fun! Are you homeschooling?? I'm starting out next year with my oldest son who will be prep age. How do you find homeschooling and connecting with other homeschoolers?? I just shifted to inner city Brisbane and there doesn't seem to be heaps of other homeschoolers around... I suppose it will take time to meet others and connect! Have a great day!

    :) Martine

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  2. Hi Martine, So nice to meet you in this way. Yes I do homeschool - and LOVE it. It's a way of life our whole family embraces and enjoys. I do find the connections with other homeschoolers so important for support and encouragement. But you are right, it takes a while to meet and connect when you move.

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  3. You said it. What you do is never as important as who you are.
    xx

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