The other day I was driving home after picking my kids up from school. Out of no where my son asked, “Mom, how do you like being a parent?” I told him “I absolutely love it, it is the BEST and hardest thing I have ever done.” Ever since that conversation I have been thinking about it a lot.
Every day my first and most important responsibility is being a wife and mother. Sometimes in the rush of daily life I forget that my children are not a distraction from my daily work, but that they are the most important work that I will ever do.
I have learned more from having kids than any other thing I have ever done in my life. While being a parent is the absolute best, yet hardest, thing I have ever done, it is also the most important. I have learned that there are more important things in life than getting my own way. I have learned that doing something for someone else makes you feel so much better about yourself. I have learned that time flies by, and that they will only need me to do everything for them and be little for such a short amount of time.
Sometimes they are CrAzY! Sometimes they wake up way waaaaaay too early. Sometimes when I just want to get things done they get super silly and laugh really loud at every thing! (Wow, isn’t it crazy how their laughing and being silly and happy can be an issue for me?! What is my problem?!) Sometimes they say “Mommy?! Mommy?! Mommy?! Mommy?!” over and over again even when I am standing right next to them asking “What?” Despite all that, they are a gift, a gift that I could never live without!
When I get upset or stressed out, I can always find peace in the fact that I have my family. They love me even at my worst, and they think that I am awesome, even when I am a hot mess. So, on those days when things are not going as planned, and my house is a crazy mess, and I don’t have anything planned for dinner, and feel like I am failing as a mother; I need to stop and remind myself that I have a wonderful husband, and that no one can be the mother my kids need like I can.