What exactly is real life?
It’s not the pretty pictures on social media
Its not the excited “good morning” as the neighbor walks by
It’s not the flowery conversation on a Sunday morning in the church lobby
Real life is seeing the items currently in your bathroom. These include a laundry basket full of items that will be used when a baby comes because soon there will be a birthing pool in this room.
Real life is the laundry room that works harder than any other room besides the kitchen.
Real life is the kitchen rug who has seen better days, dirty shorts of the hardest working man I know and shoes from a certain two year old that got peed on yesterday.
Real life is a dedicated Momma. She wants to help in any way possible and currently it is painting the new underskirting of the house. It could be cooking dinner or ironing clothes, it could be watching a toddler or sanding a chair. She’s always our biggest helper
Real life is prayer. Watching our son on the porch this morning. Being so proud of the husband and father he is and relying on the Father to guide his steps.
Real life is getting ready to welcome a new life into our home. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time. This new life could come at any time.
Real life is often hard. It’s sometimes scary and a lot of times mundane. But this life…….the life that fills my days, is not one that I would trade.
Today, real life is Friday, August 9th. It’s the only August 9, 2019 we will ever have.
Make it a good one