Right after I had our first child, I went to a Doctor's appointment. As I waited in the waiting room, I watched a young mother struggle with her four children. I remember thinking, " I will never have kids that close together." I believe they were 6, 4, 2 and a little one. I was amazed and specifically remember coming home and telling Jonathan, Never!
Well never say never.
Here I sit surrounded with four of my own. All of them 7 and under.
Today, I am grateful for the growth that I have made since that day in the waiting room.
I am grateful to know that the blessings far out weigh the work of being a mother. If I can remember to look for them.
So far, I have been spending my days nursing, changing diapers( I have 2 in diapers remember), and rocking a baby.
Sometimes I don't get dressed until two. Today, I have yet to do my hair.
I am thankful when I accomplish even the smallest task. We are slowly getting a routine down.
My sweetheart has been on Paternity leave. He has been extremely helpful in the mornings when I am nursing and getting kids ready for school.
I am not looking forward to Monday without him.
I also think it may be good for me. It will help me appreciate him more.
I am slowly learning to let things go, and make time for more important things. My standards are diminishing each day; certainly in a good way.
I am remembering to use my influence where it matters most.
I try to remember that caring for these little ones is more important than anything else.
We certainly do less, and I am striving for less distractions.
We are spending more time laughing, and living in each moment. I know how quickly it goes.
Do I ever get frustrated? Yes!!
Do I want to pull my hair out? Yes!!
Do I take deep breaths? several times a day
I remember that they are a gift.
That there is power in Motherhood, and I am the only one who can nurture and prepare them.
Jonathan and I are the only ones who can love them enough. They are ours. A gift from God.
We are responsible to teach them and protect them.
They are our Jewels.
I hope you can find one part of motherhood that makes you happy each day. It truly is the most important job we will ever be given.