Kaleigh is a wife, a mom, and the author of Messy Footprints.

She’s a stay-at-home mom and occasionally runs a day care from her home. And like everyone needs to do every now and then, Kaleigh opened up about the day she let it all go.

She shared on Facebook:

Today, we just let it all go.

The to-do list. The clean home. The laundry. The pumpkin patches and apple orchards. The big breakfast. The showers, the makeup, the clean hair. We let it all go. We spent our day with zero expectations.

Sounds amazing, right?

Well as Kaleigh continued, she admitted it so. She said it was exactly what she needed and what her family needed before they started a new week:

We napped together on the couch while watching too much tv. We skipped cooking breakfast, and we went out for breakfast while wearing pajamas, skipped showers, and zero makeup. We didn’t clean up after ourselves. We opened the windows and listened to the rainfall. We didn’t get stressed out over the upcoming week. We didn’t worry about schedules.

We let it all go. Instead, We loved hard. We loved through the messy. Through the imperfections. We listened to our bodies, and we RESTED. We {really} rested.

Kaleigh wrote that it was because of the rest and the mess that she went into the new week “feeling free,” feeling more like herself, and feeling less stressed.

Today, we just let it all go. The to-do list. The clean home. The laundry. The pumpkin patches and apple orchards….

Posted by Messy Footprints on Sunday, 29 September 2019

As the mom admitted, her “to-do” list will always be there, as will her many responsibilities, but the opportunity to love on her family won’t always be there:

But my family? The opportunity to love them in the present time? That won’t always be here.

So…if you need to do it, too. Do it for a day. Let it all go, and look at your family. Really look at them. And rest in their unconditional, imperfect, messy love.

No one ever said you had to do it all. So just let it go. Rest. And love.

Can you see yourself spending a day like this?

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