Sometimes I struggle.
I struggle to keep it all together.
Running a household.
Shaping the minds of third graders.
Keeping up with a photography business.
Serving at church and in the community.
I forget things.
I lose things.
I fly off the deep end in conversation with my husband and children.
There are days that I struggle.
I struggle to feel like what I'm doing is good enough.
I have said "yes" to so many activities and projects and clients that sometimes I haven't been able to say "yes" to my kids.
I have had so many commitments in one week that sometimes I have not been able to give the 110% to each activity.
I have made such a long (and often unrealistic) "to do list" for myself on a given day that sometimes I get overwhelmed and am hardly able to complete even one task on there.
And then, in the midst of what feels like chaos.
In the midst of just trying to get one more thing done before bed.
In the midst of the daily struggle.
I get a glimpse of what life could be.
I find joy in the simplicity of a ride down the lane to the barn with my three girls.
We stop and admire the new babies born this spring.
We photograph the mamas.
We admire the sunset.
We play with the barn kitties.
And for a few moments, I find contentment in doing nothing.
I realize that my most important work is for these three little girls...for their daddy, who works so hard for us.
It's time for a reset.
Time to shift my priorities.
It's time to realize that moments like these...they are good enough.
Even if I sometimes say "I'm sorry...I'm not able to work on that today" or "You'll have to find someone else this time"...I am still good enough.
This simple life is good enough.
And sometimes, good enough can be wonderful.