Letting go of the things we can’t control

Im a perfectionist. Well at least I was before I became a parent. Now the only part of life where I have that much energy and drive is my work and cooking – well the meals I prepare after my Miss 2 is snuggled up fast asleep. 

I learned early on how important it is to let go of the things that are out of my control. It makes for a much more relaxed me and a content baby/toddler. 

At about 9.22pm last night today started for me. Yes I know that makes no sense at all (but stay with me, you’ll see why) so our early night started with little miss’ sickness going to the next level, coughing to the point where she vomited everywhere, including all over her dad, her bedroom and our bathroom. 

So last night marked the beginning point of the week plans pivoting in a different direction. My plans on how my work would be managed shifted and everything else was put on hold. Quality sleep was not had last night and my awfully clingy toddler needed so many cuddles this morning it was 1pm before I had my first coffee! (For those of you who know me in the real world that is an achievement in itself!) at 1pm I did a quick analysis of pros v cons of doing a coffee detox since Id managed 7 hours caffeine free. Coffee won.

The point is, when we let go of what we can’t control and enjoy the shift of what wasn’t planned – day long cuddles with my toddler who doesn’t like to sit still for cuddles anymore. Being present and in the moment. 

We took a little walk to get some fresh spring air. We admired all the beautiful flowers popping up.  

 

5 thoughts on “Letting go of the things we can’t control

  1. confessionsofachristianmomma says:

    Great way to find the silver lining on an otherwise stressful day. Good for you. Philippians 4:6-7 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” You did an awesome job turning a day that could easily make anyone anxious into a beautiful memory with your little one. =]

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