Sometimes life throws a big fat wrench into my smooth rotating fan of life. After all, the good times don’t last forever, and I just have to roll with the punches then figure out how to pick up the pieces and move on.
Kids depend on us to do this as their parents—we are their foundation at the start of their lives. Our children rely on us for stability, and to learn from us valuable life lessons that help them navigate the road of life when they are traveling it on their own.
Someone told me once, or maybe I read it somewhere, “being a parent is the hardest job you will ever love.” Ain’t that the truth!
I first became a mother 16 years ago and since then, parenthood has proved over and over and still many times over again to be my greatest achievement and the greatest title I will ever hold. I feel so blessed to be my children’s mother… being mom can be full of terror and fear (am I doing this or that right, have I made the right choice/decision for my kid/s here or over there?) but more importantly the glee, adulation and pure feelings of joy and love.
These experiences make each second of parenting worth the lifetime of love I give my kids, which they give back to me. Even though I may upset them or make a choice they are not pleased with, I know my parenting choices are rooted in what I feel is in their best interest.
Just hearing “mom” or “mama” from either of my children actually makes me feel lucky even though I have to send them off to high school and preschool each day. Some days just going to work feels like an amazing break from the hustle and bustle of parenting (haha). But when I come home exhausted and worn out from a day at work just to start this all over again, somehow parenting makes me realize it is all so worth it even though I am gone each Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
I honestly wouldn’t change any of it. My kids know I am always there for them, cheering them on and that at the end of each day, I will come back home, be their mom, give them boundaries and love them till the day after forever!
Just like my mom did for me and my brother…