So here we go, week number two.. My confession is, I don’t enjoy every minute of motherhood. I have been told countless times be people to “enjoy and cherish every minute” that I’m with my kids…but let’s be honest, that’s impossible. I absolutely adore my son. I love being his mommy, and I love being with him. But there are times when I get tired, and worn out, and I just need some time to myself. Maybe if I was a perfect mom I would cherish every last minute. I would love it when I got next to no sleep, while taking medication that makes me drowsy during pregnancy and my boy wants me to chase him around the house… Maybe if I was a perfect mommy I would LOVE chasing him and spinning in circles with him even when I feel like I’m gonna puke. Maybe I would love being puked on and be thrilled to wake up in the middle of the night with a newborn… But I’ll be honest. there are a lot of moments I don’t love. Not because I don’t love my son, but because I’m tired. because I’m human. Because I’m an imperfect mommy. and I am okay with that. In those moments I try to remember to ask for patience from God and grace to give my son, who is just learning about the world, and sees every moment as an opportunity for adventure.
In moments when I find myself not cherishing the time we have together I’m learning to say a little prayer, not only asking for help from God but thanking him for my son and the blessing he is to me. It doesn’t give me more energy, but I have found it can give me courage to face the day, remembering the blessing the my little boy is, even in the moments when I’m wondering what zoo he escaped from ;)
so there you have it, I’m an imperfect mommy, that does not cherish every minute, (just most minutes). I’m so thankful for the grace and strength that God gives to make it through each day.
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Paula trust me NO-ONE likes getting puked on and tons of people feel worn out =) And I think your doing a grand job. There are so many moms in the world that do not care or neglect their children so I think you are doing a fantastic job. Don’t worry so much!
haha I agree no body likes being puked on! :)
thanks for the encouragement! :)
Great article! You’re doing fab, Paula! Don’t worry about a thing.
Thanks Fawn! I’m learning to worry less every day! :)