I now understand why my mom would always fall asleep when I was trying to watch a movie with her, or anytime she would sit on the couch—okay that is an exaggeration for dramatic effect, but you get my point. I would complain and say (with attitude I might add) “You never stay awake. Why are you always so tired?”
It was ME! I was the reason she was so tired. Add in two other kids, a husband, and a full time job to that list and she was exhausted. I now completely get it. You’ll only truly understand those words if you are a parent.
Seriously let’s all have a moment of silence for all the dedicated moms and dads out there.
I also deal with the fact that I have a busted lip every other week, because Aria and I have terrible head coordination and always end up colliding.
I deal with no longer remembering anything anymore, because pregnancy brain is real. And if it’s not I still blame it!
I deal with my child falling to the point of getting injured nearly every single day, because toddler problems.
I deal with having no privacy in the restroom, sharing my food all the time, and getting my patience tested constantly.
You know why I deal with all that and more? Because I’m a mom and that’s just what we do. Tired and all there’s still work to be done. I prayed for this life, and although it’s chaotic it’s still wonderful. I’m content in this season.
I wouldn’t trade this mom life for anything… I thought about it for awhile and I truly wouldn’t.
By the way, for every dramatic moment there are double the joyful ones. Okay rant over (drops mic). Now I’m about to get back to this good ole life of mine.
Scriptures in relation to this post that help me through this season:
Philippians 4:11 “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”
Psalms 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
1 Samuel 1:27 “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.”
Thanks for stopping by,
Psst… By the way I’m 16 weeks pregnant now with my second child.
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