If your daily life seems poor. . .

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”
- Rainer Maria Rilke, “Letters to a Young Poet”

Being a mother brings out the worst in me sometimes. It releases the tired, selfish, task-oriented, distracted self that doesn’t want to “deal” with my little boys and their woes (and boy do my little boys have woes). I can get beat down by the routine of just getting from point a to b in the week that I miss the special moments of their childhood. It makes me queasy to think of it here, but of course, I don’t realize I’m doing it at the time. Every once in a while, though, God’s restraining grace slows me down a bit and I can just sit back and marvel at these three little humans that he’s lent me. 

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