I am that mom…

I am definitely a morning person. Not the kind that is chipper or super-jazzed that it is morning time, but more like the one who knows it’s morning  and knows that I have to get up and get going or else we’ll all be late:). SO in my rush of making sure children were appropriately dressed, and lunches were packed, I hurried to make myself some toast with coconut oil(yep, it is has the best flavor ever) and a to-go cup of water. I had a cup with a straw left over from a meal I bought yesterday and thought I should reuse it one more time. But in the shuffle out the door with my kids, I placed the cup on top of my car so I could buckle up my youngest in his carseat…and there it stayed. As we pulled out onto the open road headed to school, I reached for a drink of my ice water and it was not in the car!!!UGH!!! I asked my kids to look around and suddenly I saw streams of water pouring down my rear window. Yep, I am that mom– the one who leaves drinks on the top of the car because I am either exhausted and forget I even have a drink, or because I space-out sometimes because of lack or caffeine in the morning. But maybe today, I became that mom because I was more concerned about the destination than I was about what I was taking along for the ride. If you find yourself in the same place this morning, know that you are in good company. You ware not alone and guess what, we are human and tend to forget that the journey is just as important, if not more, than the actual destination. What we bring into and out of our lives on this journey of learning greatly impacts us; it can nourish or deplete us. It can lift up or destroy us. A little intense, I know, but let’s remember that so is this journey. I may have forgotten to bring my water into the car, but if I go too long without water, my body will not function the way I need it to. Too long without sleep and my body will shut down. Too long without food or coffee…well, you don’t even want to know what I look like then.

Let’s put this in simpler terms: too long without a nourishing friendship or connection with others and loneliness and fear sets in. Too long without life-giving messages to uplift and inspire us and bitterness and callousness sets in. Too long without unplugging from the busyness of life and our bodies will begin to become malnourished and our minds can’t focus on the important and meaningful relationships around us. So today, I may be that mom who forgot the cup on top of my little car, but not tomorrow. Tomorrow, I am going to strive to be the mom who laughs about it, and learns from it. Guess what? You can too:). Tomorrow’s are never promised but they sure are appreciated.

What are YOU going to bring along for your journey today?

Joy? Hope? Peace? Comfort? Nourishing relationships? Think it over and then go get a cup of coffee and don’t set it on your car like I did:).


8 thoughts on “I am that mom…

  1. Hi Liz,

    I am that mom too that forgets drinks on top of her car, coffee actually on my way to work, not the best way to start the day! Being a mom is tough, and I’m not a morning person either, but its gotten better since I’ve gotten older. Great job on your post, it’s very true to life!



    • Thanks Melissa for your encouraging words! We moms can do many amazing things, but sometimes remembering everything (especially beverages that need to be removed from the tops of cars) is impossible for us to do. We are remembering schedules and homework, dinner plans and science projects galore. I sure hope remembering gets better with age because I feel like I am aging fast! Thanks again and keep up the good work of being a hard working mommy!


  2. This feels like I am right there with you…or that it’s simply something I would do!!! Coconut oil does taste pretty good, you’re right. I completely agree that not unplugging or having real interaction can lead to some serious issues. I know for me I crave alone time but I really need some personal interaction to appreciate it too. It’s that perfect balance! Great post! Very real.


    • Thanks so much for your input and feedback! It’s nice to know I am in good company! Balancing alone time and personal connection with others is a fine art- one of which I am still learning to develop. I hope your upcoming week goes wonderfully and that your journey(may it ever include coffee), be the fullest and best amount of time with community and time with yourself:).


  3. carriecarrigan says:

    Hi Liz,

    I really like the warmth your blog offers. The color scheme and the cookies were very inviting. I can relate to your plight as a mom and having had to replace many a coffee cup because I drove off without it.

    At first I didn’t see the comment button at the top of your post and I thought I wasn’t going to be able to join in the conversation. Luckily I have deduction skills and here I am!

    I would suggest making your first paragraph into three and it would be easier to read. I also noticed that you’re using a basic gravatar. If you look at the email address linked with your user in your blog settings, you can go to gravatar.com and upload a more personal one with that email. (I just figured this out myself. haha.)

    I can’t wait to see what else you share!


    • Thanks so much for the feedback! I am looking through my pics to see if I can find one to upload so my profile doesn’t make me look like green and white triangles anymore:). Commenting on blogs can be tough, and that is not what I ant my readers to experience so, thank you for recognizing the difficulty with finding the comment button-I may add a tidbit of info on how to locate it, or even consider looking for an easier theme to navigate. May your coffee cup runeth over, and may it not be onto the hood of your car or in the middle of the road.


  4. Love it! Because this is “tru.” Something that makes life approachable as is, simply by saying we all have those slip up moments, is great, and makes me laugh a little through the mundane. My cup coffee doesn’t even make it to the car sometimes. Lunch and liquid get left in the house, rotting on my counter top while I come up with plan B for food for the day.

    Hope you add an about page so visitors can get to know you a little better 🙂



    • Ev! Thanks so much for the comment. I appreciate the suggestion about putting in an “About Me” page and I will be doing this soon. Just as soon as I finish cleaning whatever I spilled on to my car from what I left sitting on top of it ;).


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