One Day They Will Be Gone

One Day They Will Be Gone

One day I will wake up and my clean house will remain clean.

One day the noise that often gives me headaches will be gone.

One day the mountain of laundry will only be a small pile.

One day I will be able to go to bed when I am tired without wrestling a crew of kids to bed first.

One day the chaos will be calm.

One day the snotty noses, the food stained chairs, the dirty van and all that comes with having kids will be over.

One day will be a sad day.

Because on that day the kids that brought so much joy through the mess and chaos will be gone. And I’ll long for the days that my house was a disaster, the laundry was unending, when the nights were so long, and the chaos seemed to go on forever.

Let us find joy in the chaos. Let us see the blessings our children really are. Let us rejoice in the messiness of motherhood because one day (far too soon) it will be gone and we will miss it dearly.


  1. Margaret says:

    Thank you for the reminder & encouragement. Sometimes I find myself thinking about that day…when things will be calmer, Tim and I will have more time together… and I will get more sleep! But, I have to remind myself that it will also be the day that I no longer get to hear sweet and funny things from tiny voices or see chubby little toddler hands doing the motions for itsy bitsy spider. 🙂

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