April 28, 2010

A Compliment for You, Tired Mommy!

Elizabeth and I read a bunch of books tonight. Into the 4th one I started falling asleep between pages...sometimes sentences. I am really tired.

As she went to get a final book from the shelf. I mentioned how tired I was feeling.

She said, "That's because you're a really great mommy."

Of course I was very touched, but also curious, so I asked something like, "What do you mean?"

She matter-of-factly replied, "Well, if you're a really great mommy, you're always really tired."

In that moment I felt so utterly loved and like all of the exhaustion is really worth it!

To all you tired moms out there, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!


  1. what a wonderful thing to hear. (for you and now for me)!

  2. and now for me too. with sickness in our house i am feelin' it and, and after your blog i'm feelin' it's all worth it! thanks for the encouragement heather (and elizabeth!)