I'm sure our home is not unlike yours in that mornings are a blur of waking, eating, cleaning, bathing, dressing, laughing, cuddling, playing, crying, scolding, and rushing out the door. I feel grateful if I get the chance to shave my legs or apply eyeshadow before we're off to wherever we need to be. Most mornings I throw on something that almost matches, partially blow dry my hair, slap on some lipstick, and give my reflection a quick once-over.
Well, last week my quick once-over was a bit too hasty. I should have taken the time to notice that my cute little black H&M sweater had a gaping hole the size of a baseball in the armpit. And no, I hadn't had a chance to shave that morning. And no, none of my co-workers or students gave me a heads-up. It wasn't until LUNCH time, when I met my sweet husband, Matt, that I was made aware of my fashion blunder. Not that fashion is high on my list of priorities, but a hole in the armpit is downright indecent!
So, fellow moms, let this be a lesson to us all. Take a little extra time for yourself. Shave your legs, put on eyeshadow, heck, paint your toenails or drink a cup of cocoa. Slow down, do less bustling around, and more being still... being present...being aware of unraveling seams.