Saturday, January 4, 2014

Confessions of a Mother

Confessions of a Mother

Being a mommy is hard. A lot harder then I thought it would be.
I always knew that I wanted to be a mom...eventually.
For those who do not know me, I was blessed with the news of my first child
shortly after my 22nd birthday. I know I know some of you are thinking "why so young?"
Life as you know it doesn't always goes as planned, surprise right?
and I was faced with a surprise that changed my life forever.

As a new 22 year old mom, I was in for a world of surprises.
My life went from all night bar hopping,
to all night feedings and diaper changes.
I went from date nights out with my fiance
to " it's your turn" while we lay on the couch exhausted.
Parenthood my friends, it's just not easy....

Here I am sitting before you,
one hubby, two daughters, a dog and 
three and half years later
and let me tell you it's still as confusing as day one.

Being a mother is a catch 22.
On one hand you feel like you can never do anything right, that you fall short,
and you are the most horrible person in the world when your child needs to "cry it out" (which I am having to do right now so my daughter sleeps in her bed, awful feeling!)
But on the other hand, you as a mother have the MOST important job and superpower in the world.
What other job can you watch the magic of their childhood happen through their eyes?
Make boo-boos all better, just from your kiss?
Where you hear "Watch me Mama!" and "I love you, Mama"?
Experience the joy in your child's eyes when you walk into the room, and they are just happy that you are there?
You are the most important and influential person in another human beings life, and there is no job my friend that can top that.
No CEO, no celebrity, no McDreamy doctor, nothing!

So tonight my fellow mothers, I raise my glass to you
 (which may or may not be a well deserved glass of wine).
Through all the diaper changes, sleepless nights, potty training,
tantrums, and "no no nos" 

You ARE doing it right!
You ARE enough!
And as long as you offer all the love you have to your child,
YOU will NEVER fall short...

A tired Mommy

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