"Listen, the only person who expects you to accomplish All The Things on that list? Is you. You must extend to yourself the grace that others are already extending in your direction.
You can apologize for showing up with the grocery store cupcakes if you want, but you don’t have to say you’re sorry for choosing your kids and your sanity over perfectly piped butter cream icing. You know what? The lady at the bakery can pipe butter cream beautifully, too, but she can’t read Thomas the Train with the proper voices like you can. Everybody at the party knows that. So apologize if you want. But you don’t have to say you’re sorry for choosing wisely."
-- from Lora Lynn Fanning in her post To The Mamas of Littles During the Holidays
You might've seen this blog post beginning to float around the internet, but mommas, if you haven't read it yet...please, please do. It spoke to my heart, was a reminder I really needed and I have a feeling many of you might just need it too.
Grace upon grace upon grace, y'all.