Today Judah came in from the backyard soaking wet with colored chalk marks all over his hands.
He informed me that he and Noah had been taking our sidewalk chalk, grinding it down with their feet and pouring rain water on it. And when they ran out of rain water, Judah turned on the hose and let 'er rip.
I made a mess Mommy!
Yeah, I can see that Judah.
But it was a beautiful mess, Mommy.
Oh my heart. Me too. Life is messy. Relationships are messy. Parenting is messy. Figuring out how to not crash your boat between the Scylla of a mother's need for her OWN space and life and the Charybdis of a child's need for his mother's space and life is messy.
And by grace, beautiful too.