This other side of motherhood that nobody else sees.
Those moments when you think you might be invisible…and then you wish you were so that at least you could drink your coffee in silence.
Those moments you find yourself crying over the washing machine and thinking that no one has EVER been as terrible a mother as you.
Raise your hand if you’ve been there!! 🙋
The other day, I was talking with another mother, whose kids are older now, and she told me, “You’ll miss the hugs and kisses, and as unbelievable as it sounds, you’ll miss the noise!”
It made me stop and think. Moments, good and bad, are part of every life. But this motherhood thing is about much more than a moment. It’s about a lifetime of moments that are shaping the hearts of my children, and in the meantime, also shaping my own.
This is why I look for the good,why I share the good – why I am one of those people that loves that silly chain-mail-esque “Love Your Spouse” challenge.
Not to be fake. Not to say that the bad moments aren’t there. But to acknowledge and remember always that the good is all around.
Today and every day… I choose joy. I choose love.