And I would go so far just to be where you are... would take no time bringing my heart to you.
These days I am a really good mother...
It's the when they're awake part that I need to work on.
Before they wake up, I have it all figured out. I will not raise my voice. I will not nag her to get into the car so we can make the first school bell. I will listen to him more, and make sure he has a lot of my undivided attention.
Doesn't happen. There isn't time. I am navigating meltdowns, and low blood sugar episodes. I am refereeing. I am asking them to put away their toys for the 13th time apparently in a voice so harsh that it causes Meazi to cry and say, "Mom you are scaring me!"
One mistake can go through this life so slow, want to keep myself from making two.
I don't want to keep making so many mistakes. One mistake can go through this life so slow.
But each sunrise, I get another chance.
And the sun will rise and we'll open up our eyes and see love showing what's really true.
I get another chance to remember to wear my homemade Mother's Day pin.
I get another chance to be the mother that I thought I would be.
These Days is a song I am listening to over and over lately. It is on this album. It is a beautiful song. I can't find a video of Alison singing it, but I did find this one. Think I'll give it another listen.