Dear Tired Mamas
If I told you motherhood was everything I imagined I would be flat out lying to you! I’m one of those mothers who waited until I had my career established before having kids. As a matter of fact most of my friends have much older children than mine. However, now I am wondering if older and wiser, only means older and TIREDER?
For those of you that don’t know I had my last baby 7 months ago, and my oldest is 3…going on 30. She is a sassy child, who I believe was placed on earth to give me payback for everything I did to my poor mama. Lol. Don’t get me wrong, I love her with all that I have, but she WORKS me!
As a matter of fact I am writing this letter right now as she naps, because today I almost lost my mind thanks to her. First of all let me go ahead and give props to the single moms out there! I honestly don’t know how you do to! My husband just works one weekend, and I am almost ready to be locked up in the Looney Bend.
Seriously….take me! After getting these two to church and a trip to the store, the crazy house sounds like a vacation to me! Lock me away!!!! Oh and to you mamas with 5 kids, all being little angels in the store… I envy you! I know the good Lord says do not be jealous of your neighbor, but honey I’m not just jealous…I’m REAL jealous!
Anyways, I write all of this to say you are normal! God put us her and gave us these little humans to raise. Heck, most of us even prayed for these little miracles! He has been so good to us! I think of all of the poor women who struggle with infertility, and then I am even more grateful for my little dragons!
This is just a season of life we are going through. Is it hard?? YES!! It is very hard! One thing is for sure though, it will be gone in a blink of an eye! One day very soon we won’t be changing wet sheets at 4am, or even threatening to spank our child for rolling on the church floor showing her panties to Jesus himself, and every other person in the church house! Yep, you read that right! That was my morning.
My point is before we know it they will be grown, and gone. Lets all take a moment to realize “WE are doing an amazing job”! Seriously, this motherhood stuff is the hardest job we will EVER have, and we didn’t even get on-the-job training! To all of my tired moms- You are making a difference, regardless if you feel like you are or not! Now go relax for 2 seconds..you earned it!
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!” Psalm 127:3-5