Yep. It’s true. This mothering stuff… it’s hard. And no one likes to talk about the hard stuff. But I’m tired of all the blind-siding I’ve been feeling, and I’d love to know you are a little more prepared for all of this than I was.
You know what? I always wanted to be a mom. It’s ALL I ever wanted, actually.
In Kindergarten, when they asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered “a mom”. In 1st grade, same answer. By 2nd grade, I learned my lesson (the ‘mom’ answer was not the ‘right’ answer) and I made up something different each time. But inside, I was always shouting “a MOM! I just want to be A MOM!!”.
And guess what? I’m here! I’m exactly where I have always wanted to be. I am MOM.
That is no trivial thing. I am beyond blessed with my not-so-little family and every day I am blown away by these little people God has entrusted me with.
I know so many people who are struggling with the longing to be parents. And please don’t get me wrong, I feel their pain. I feel it so deeply. And I am in no way saying I don’t want this hard life… I LOVE this life. Hard, or easy, I wouldn’t change it for anything.
But I do wish I had known a tiny glimpse of how hard it would actually be.