I'm not going to complain about my current state. I'm just going to say, I have very limited brain power this morning. However there are some lovely people out there who have said some very beautiful thoughts this week. You should read them, because if I could say anything more than YES! and nod my head in agreement I could have written something with similar sentiments. So go read theirs.
A Serious note about the difference between inspiration and theft, from Maegan at Madeline Bea: Life Set to Words
I'm good enough, and so are you. Striving for perfection from Kim at Prairie Mama
I get this, I really do. I have felt the last few days stuck between a scream and a cry, if that even makes sense. From Erin at Swonderland
Raising ourselves as much as we are raising our kids. (PS, great conversation in the comments, well not from me, all I could muster was a head nod) From Hyacynth at Undercover Mother
Do fewer things, do them better. From Meagan at the Happiest Mom.
Edited to add one more:
Cameron is someone who I am so glad I found on twitter. She regularly will tweet out a post that really makes me think (like the one that prompted Keli, which prompted me). Yesterday she posted this one, about not being photogenic. But it's really more than that, it's about seeing our beauty and owning it. I read it before I went to have photos taken. Inspired timing huh? It changed my attitude. I was relaxed, just trying to be. Despite not loving my hair. Despite a child (both at any given time) crying and not wanting to participate. I event went out of my comfort zone and had her do a few head shots. Now the test will be if I can like them, or if all I'll see is the pregnant nose, the needing to be cut hair or the crinkles, wrinkles, and zits. I think I will find the beauty, because I felt the beauty and that's all thanks to Cameron.
Now I'm going to go, think labor inducing thoughts and ignore the fact that it's snowing, again.