Mothering is an enormous honor. And it can feel enormously overwhelming. When else in our lives does the very physical and emotional wellbeing of another person rest on us? And if you have more than one child, go ahead and multiply the honor and the weight that you feel. Don’t forget to add in the exhaustion.
For that moment during delivery when I didn’t think I could push anymore…thank you for reminding me it’d be worth it in just a few short minutes when I had my tiny baby in my arms.
For that scary moment after delivery when they said my baby was sick and ripped her from my grip…thank you for brushing sweaty, salty labor hair out of my eyes and crying with me.
How do you know something matters? A momma tells another momma that it’s actually worth it.
How do you know something is really as good as it seems? It stands the test of time and the next generation of women take it on.
Like most busy moms, she pushed the thought aside and readied herself to care for her family when she arrived home. She wanted to enjoy her husband and their toddler son. She really tried.
We’ve all been to an enormously overdone party. It felt amazing when we walked in. The décor was perfect. The cake was perfect. The birthday child’s outfit was perfect. Even the mom’s outfit was perfectly coordinate to fit the theme.
Carmen always dreamed of being a business owner. She knew she had the wit and the determination to own her own business. She just wasn’t sure what that business should be.
Knowing it was an important decision, she started doing her research. She looked into several network marketing setups and knew that wasn’t right for her. She considered starting a business in a different state, but once she realized the travel, she knew that wasn’t the best fit either.
I’m glad that the only pictures of my bare baby bottom are tucked away in a brown photo album hidden at the back of my mom’s living room cabinet storage. But let’s face it. Our kids will never have that luxury.
In fact, I’m glad that, thanks to social media, y’all have all seen pictures of my kids’ bare baby bottoms because they are just so dimply and adorable. I’m not ashamed of the sharing. You can thank Instagram for allowing you to enjoy that sweetness too.