After talking to a few different moms today, I have come to the conclusion that society lies to women about motherhood. There is an image painted of motherhood, that it is all fun and smiles and everyone is always happy, but I can tell you first hand that this is an ABSOLUTE lie! There are days when I want to scream and put myself in a time-out because I am so overwhelmed and emotionally spent, and before today I would have thought I was a horrible mom to admit that, but not anymore.
The truth is, motherhood is the hardest job any woman will ever experience; you will work hard and long hours with no pay and not a lot of respect, you will get thrown up on, pooped on and any other bodily function imaginable you will have on your leg or arm on more than one occasion; motherhood is not for the weak of stomach or the squeamish!
I will never be like the mothers in all of the magazines or pictures and I am done trying to be. I am who I am and I am going to be the best mom to my kids in the way that I know how and the way God wants me to be; this is a huge responsibility but I trust God has a the ultimate hand in my life and the raising of my precious babies.
I may not be able to go out to dinner every night alone, go dancing at the drop of the hat or dress in the latest fashions but I would not change my peanut butter and jelly dinners, living room dance parties or kid stained clothes for anything. I love them with my whole heart!
My picture today is of me, Alyvia and Anderson (this was the best of the many attempts!): my precious babies that I love so much.