Thursday, 17 November 2016

You Are Strong // Motherhood

"Motherhood is a choice you make everyday,
to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, 
to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right this is...
and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong." - Donna Bell.

Last night, Sean and I plopped down on the couch and actually watched a movie for the first time in forever. We watched "Bad Moms." I can't say I loved the movie but at the same time, there was a phrase in the movie I just couldn't seem to let go of. 

In the movie, one of the main characters speaks/yells at her friend "We are moms, we don't give up." It's a small phrase with big meaning. Motherhood is not something you can quit at. Once you are a mother, you are always a mother. As much as I want to, at the end of the day, throw my hands up in the air and say, "I quit. Time for a trip to Mexico," there is no quitting. 

At the end of each day we have most likely wiped up more boogers than we ever have in our life, had more hugs and kisses than we could ever imagine, spoken more words (and repeated them) then we can even describe, and felt more exhausted than ever before. But all of this comes with an amazing reward.

Motherhood is the hardest job, but the greatest honor. The privilege to raise children in this world is a true Godsend. 

I remember the day we took our oldest home from the hospital. We got in the car and I couldn't comprehend the idea that the hospital was letting us take home a little human. And that little human was mine. The idea blew my mind, and the responsibly sat heavy on me. Every day is filled with moments where I am sure I did many things wrong, but I hope maybe a hug or kiss made one or two of those things right. 

We are hard-working, driven, patient-seeking, brave, strong woman who never give-up. Remember that! You are doing great.

Mother Shirt: Deck & Oar
Pacifier Clip: Earth & Mirth 
Watch: JORD Watches (Enter our giveaway to get one here)
Baby Bird Onesie: Sawyer + Halle
Mustard Sweater: Forest and Co.
Moccasins: Minimoc

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