Can you love me where I’m at?

Can you love me where I’m at?

Can you just give me some grace, mom? You can’t see it, but in the back of my mouth molars are cutting through my gums and it hurts.
Can you just love me right where I am? I was up at 2:30am and then again at 4am because baby couldn’t find her pacifier. I know I’m the adult, but sometimes I want to be loved and cared for too.
Can you give me grace today, mom? I’m two and my vocabulary only goes so far. I want a straw for the pink cup, to be precise, and I shall now repeat my request 7200 times.
Can you just love me right where I’m at today, Shawn? I’m battling the “Is this my life? Yes! I love it. But it’s hard. Did I choose this? Yes! And I love it. Help, please!” mind game.
Can you give me grace when I’m exhausted too, Jenn?
Mom, can you just love me right where I’m at? I’m not wanting to eat even one bite of the chicken casserole (even though it has noodles and cheese).
Can you love me today, Shawn, even when I can’t seem to complete one single task?
Can you show me your love through a patient tone today, mom? I’m just a baby. Even if I did pull all the important folders off the shelf and scatter them from east to west.
Mom, I don’t know why I’m crying but can you hold me? Again? Please don’t put me down. I know you want to finish the laundry, but can you hold me instead?
We want grace. We want to be understood. Let’s start by being the ones to offer grace and understanding.
You are loved today, even when you’re fussy, having a hard time, not able to communicate, or doubting yourself.
This is when we will show you love. The unconditional love of family.
Now, come sit on my lap with your blanket, and we’ll rock together. Me loving you, because he loved me.


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