Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Note for Mom

Motherhood is hard. Ask any mom and unless they have a live-in nanny, I'm sure they will agree! Between the demands of little ones, chores, errands, cooking and keeping a marriage alive, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. I joke (kind of) that the best part of the day is when my kids are in bed! But then again, the next best part is when they awaken and come snuggle with me in the wee hours of the morning. I live for those moments. I'm sure motherhood has it's own set of challenges as kids grow and move away, but for now I'm in the trenches of the little years. Wake up, eat, get dressed, play, bath, bed. Repeat. And repeat again. Half the time, I feel like I'm stuck in the movie Groundhog's Day with no rest in sight. But then I get a sticky kiss, or a cuddle or an "I love you, Mommy" out of the blue and I suddenly remember why I decided to have kids in the first place. The unconditional love, pride and the fierce protection I have over their little lives are priceless. It's not an easy job, but it's the best one. I now appreciate my own mom in ways I never could have before. How did she handle my tantrums? Keep it all together with five little ones? I can barely deal with two! Thanks Mom, for your never ending love and encouragement and for always being supportive of me, my life and my family, for talking me down from ledges and for being my first responder when things go haywire. Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Darn pregnancy hormones making me cry again...