When it comes to being a mother. Nothing can compare to the love between a mother and a child. It is one cannot fully understand until they become a mom.
It is unconditional, beautiful, immeasurable, and unlike any other love you have experienced in your life.
A love that grows exponentially everyday they grow older. It never fades.
While I haven’t been a mother for a long time, I have quickly come to understand of what it means to be a mother.
Apart of Motherhood
Maybe you are a mom-to-be, a new mom, a mom with a few kids, or a mom whose kids are older now and more independent.
Whatever stage of motherhood you are in, we can all agree we are apart of something great. Raising the next generation together. Helping our children find their paths in life. Helping them understand the world around them as much as we possibly can.
While being a mother isn’t easy, we love what we do at the end of the day.
Motherhood in All its Glory
While we love our children more than they will ever know or maybe understand, there are times when we need to take a break.
We may have alot of patience (or try to at least), but we do have breaking points. We try to avoid this at all costs ,but to be honest it just happens.
For example, my son recently started throwing his food all over the floor if he doesn’t like it (he eats at a kid’s table and chairs). When he did it at all three meals yesterday, I just hit my breaking point (other stuff was going on to but it affected me).
I know, getting upset over spilt food is ridiculous but this is the stuff I am talking about! Anything could just hit you and you could just reach your limit.
The Sacrifice I Never Understood
We do alot as moms. We cook, clean, get everyone ready for the day, change dirty diapers around the clock (or used to depending on how old your kids are), get puked on, peed on, pooped on, poked, climbed on, and so on. You name it we are there doing whatever it is our kids need us to do.
Growing up, I never truly understood the sacrifices my mom gave. She was a young mom too and 3 girls all within 4 years.
The things we give up effortlessly for our kids is something that needs to be recognized. We sacrifice alot for our kids because we want what is best for them. We don’t think of ourselves first.
While this is great for our kids sake, we still need to think of ourseleves too. We are needed so much by our kiddos that we forget about ourselves. I know I do this more often than not.
Taking Care Of Our Mothers
Before we can take care of others, we need to take care of ourselves. Do something for ourselves that we enjoy.
Ask your husband, partner, or friend to let you take some “me” time, especially my new mamas (you will need a break). Everyone deserves time to themselves to recoup.
Burnout is real and if we don’t address it, it will take over everything and be hard to come out of (trust me). Motherhood is a beautiful, messy life. Take care of yourselves.