Monday Mantra //

September 11, 2017 in #MomLife,mantra

It’s been a while, but I’m bringing back the Monday Mantra, friends. Last week was a doozy. Like, a real test-your-patience, make-you-question-everything, kind of a doozy!

I fully expected last week to be crazypants. But it was the worst kind of crazypants. See, we were starting our new family-schedule last week — Ari went back to school, my hours and schedule changed, and my husband was on-call for work. An adjustment, yes, but nothing that we can’t handle.

Ari’s first morning of school came and went. He was happy. There were no tears (there are never tears with this kid), and all was fine.

And then, on that same first day of school, just before bed, he started vomiting uncontrollably.


Those were the only words that came to my mind as Chad and I froze from shock, watching him get sick. See, we’ve been through this before; but the last time, just 9 months ago, we ended up in the hospital from severe dehydration (after passing around the stomach bug for 3.5 weeks, Ari’s little body just couldn’t handle it anymore).

We spent the next 24-ish hours in a semi-quarantine, trying to keep the sickness away from the rest of us, but somehow still managing to take care of Ari. It was hard, friends. Really, really, hard. Of course Chad actually got called into work several times, in the middle of the night, throughout this process. So I was flying solo for most of it. Sure, he helped when he was home; but how much can a person running on zero sleep possibly help?? It was so rough!

And the hours stuck in the house with a vomiting 4.5 year old and a very curious toddler are the most difficult hours of all time. Remy Bea wanted to be near the living (where Ari happened to be in quarantine) nonstop. So I had to block her off. At one point Ari said “No Remy! Stay there! I don’t want to get you sick!” and my heart melted into a million tiny pieces.

He recovered. Well, he’s at least recovered for now. And, at this moment, the rest of us have been able to keep it at bay.

So for this week my mantra is simple and to the point…

This too shall pass.

Because it’s what I want need to be reminded of right now. I’ve made it through tough mama times before and I can do it again.

The incessant laundry and cleaning; the tremendous worry and watching; and the exhausting weight of all of it; it will pass. I know it will. I just have to keep reminding myself of this.

Happy(ish) Monday? Yeah. Happy Monday. Cause this too shall freaking pass, y’all. 

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Jordyn Galan September 11, 2017 at 11:05 am

I constantly have to remind myself that the bad will pass and there will be good right around the corner.


Stephanie September 11, 2017 at 11:42 am

Its a double edged sword. They grow and it gets easier. So I say embrace the chaos and enjoy them little. Hoping you all stayed germ free. Going back to school sick is the worst. They bring home everything and don’t mind sharing!


sharon September 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Oh gosh, this make my heart break for you two! I can’t imagine seeing my child sick. But I am glad it’s all over now. Love this mantra!


Virjinia Harp September 11, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Oh my word. I’m so sorry you had a rough week. Glad it’s over and I’m hoping it spared the rest of you! This will definitely pass and it’s just a bump on this long road.


Melissa September 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Oh goodness, that doesn’t sound pleasant for any of you! The mantra is one I use ALL THE TIME though!! As a long time anxiety sufferer it is one of my go-to mantras! Love it!


Kelly September 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Hahah I need to remember that. “This too shall pass” Why can’t I remember that when things are going haywire in our house???


Julie Borm September 12, 2017 at 5:56 am

I definitely have had this mantra this week too!


Tamara September 12, 2017 at 8:14 am

This is the perfect mantra for this Monday. It’s been a gong show.


Home Well Managed September 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

I love this mantra, it’s helpful for me as well currently. I read a quote recently that has stuck with me during times like this, “Look past present troubles to the brighter future.” Ha I suppose this is my mantra!


Hanna Smith September 12, 2017 at 11:50 am

This too shall pass is such a good mantra to remember! It can really be hard to remember it when youre in the midst of the crazyness but everything will be alright once the storm passes.


Jolene September 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

I’m so sorry you had a rough week. You’re so strong & positive and you’re right… This too shall pass! Hang in there.


Jenna Urben September 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

This was so needed for the beginning of this week!


Sarah Camille September 12, 2017 at 7:55 pm

I am not a mom yet, but I relate to your recent stress! I’m in a new job and doing lots of wedding planning. It’s always good to remember stressful times like this are temporary. 🙂
Cheers, Sarah Camille //


Jennifer Enoch September 12, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Oh that’s terrible, I can’t believe we got that sick at the beginning of the school year already. Just keep repeating it “this too shall pass”. Glad he’s feeling better though.


erica ardali September 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

I’ve learned the power of a mantra or positive affirmations while struggling in my direct sales business years ago. I never applied them to my personal life until my divorce. I had to do a lot of self talk to remind myself that I was a worth while person and this was not the end of my story.


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