Do you ever have a feeling where you see how every moment leading up to that current second in time just fits? Where you can see that, even in the midst of uncertainty and the craziness of life, you are exactly who you’re supposed to be and doing exactly what you need to be doing?
I had a moment like that yesterday while I was in the middle of piecing together our two boys’ rooms. There was a lot of folding and organizing and shifting things around, and in the process of doing all of that there were tons of giggles and tummy tickles and tower-building too. AND in the middle of all that there was the constant thought process of work and the never-ending to-do list involved in my job.
There have been a lot of times very similar to what I just described where I’ve felt nothing but guilty for doing all the things and thinking all the things, but yesterday it got me thinking about my parents. I am so blessed to have grown up in such a loving home with two working parents who set a great example of balancing life. They were a team, and both very involved in every aspect of our lives. They both taught us the meaning of hard work, playing hard, and keeping a home in order. While I can’t say I’ve mastered any of it, I’m thankful to have had a moment where I SAW the examples set before me and had peace over not wanting to give up on pursuing being a good mom, a good wife and a good worker.
I’m so thankful to be able to cook at home for lunch these days, and this is one of my favorite dishes. It’s super hands-off, really delicious AND so good for you. And when you finally see that it’s not pure evil to pursue things that you love and are passionate about? Good food is one of the basic building blocks of getting it done!
Get the recipe for Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Baked Eggs here!