One of my favorite phrases has become "it's only a season".
Lela wakes up all night. It's only a season. Someday she'll sleep.
Neely whines or pouts about something. It's only a season.
I get to the end of the day & feel at my wit's end. It's only a season. Things will get better.
"It's only a season" was the phrase that was getting me through the hard times. The knowledge that I could get through hard times & another season would be coming.
And then I have a day like today. A wonderful, perfect day full of sweet babies, wonderful friends & lots of laughter.
And then I get it. It's only a season.
Our babies won't be babies forever and our sweet toddlers will grow up. And it makes me sad.
I know that the next season in life will be just as wonderful, but it makes me know I have to slow down to enjoy the season through the good and the not so good. I can't rush away this season because too many good things come with it.
No matter what the season brings, I am thankful for the friends that I have to share this season with.