These 4 amazing kids made me a mom. Hard to believe that I have been a mother for 14 years. It goes too fast. I cant count the ways that other moms have helped to shape me into who I am today. It takes a village of mothers to raise the kids, run the households, go to work, and keep each other sane! KEEP EACH OTHER SANE! Cause lets be honest the kids who you love and would die for also take you right to the cliffs of insanity and taunt you to jump off. They taunt me, I am telling ya!
I also can not count the ways that these four amazing little people have shaped me. The kind of mother that I thought I was going to be is far different from the kind of mother that I am. I have learned to embrace the mess cause somewhere in that mess is happy, healthy kids. And we are learning as we go. I have learned that love grows as your family does. Love takes on so many different shapes when you are raising a family. Sometimes love is easy and other times it is so very tough. Loving these little people has caused me to spend many hours in prayer and many quiet tears to fall. But we also have had so many hours spent in laughter. So many hours learning new things together. So many hours snuggling! I wouldn't have it any other way!
We need each other, my dear mommas, to have someone outside of the box who will remind you how loved you are. Who will remind you to please put on a bra before you go out. Someone who will come over a clean when you are sick.... because it doesn't matter how many hours you have spent teaching the kids how to clean, once mom gets sick they cant remember how to put a dish in the sink! We need each other for going out on mom dates and so we can remember who we are without the kids. With each other we have a higher hope of not loosing our true self. We need each other so that when we come to a parenting speed bump, and we have tried everything, we are given new ideas. We need each other to bring meals over to feed the tribe after we have had new babies. We are all walking the same road even though it may look different.
Thank you to all the mothers who shaped me. I cant say thank you enough. With you I have learned to love this role of motherhood. With you I have learned to love my messy home. I have learned to laugh at the mess and know that one day I will have it altogether. Well that is the hope anyway.
So today we celebrate you. No matter what stage of motherhood you are at. Even if you are in the dreaming stage. You are beautiful! You are amazing! You are loved! Your love for your kids is more powerful than you will ever know. We are shaping the next generation.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE YOU! Happy mothers day beautiful!