Thursday, March 3, 2011

#51 Thoughts on motherhood
then and now

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Being a mother has consumed my world for the last four years. I have made many many mistakes! A few things I have learned about myself are:

I have to exercise to be happy

I need time outs

smoothies are amazing

friends are priceless

I eat chocolate when I am stressed and my children are screaming, some how eating chocolate makes the noise quieter

my camera helps me see the humor and beauty in being a mother

having snot on my clothes is not the end of the world

I love dancing with my kids but need to be careful. Due to my clumsiness I often end up injuring them while dancing

I love music

I love and need snuggles

"sorry" and "I love you" can never be said enough

advice from my hubby is actually pretty awesome and helpful

Communication is Key to happiness

I find myself mesmerised by my baby Lucas. I love gazing into his eyes, counting his rolls of fat and making him laugh. I remember when Jack was an infant I felt so uncomfortable with being a mother, I wanted so desperately to be good at it and yet I just felt like a fish out of water.

As a first time mother I had a hard time infusing Jessica and mother together. I felt like my whole life up until that point I had prepared for what Jessica would do and then I became a mother and everything was a blur. I felt like in order to be a good mother I couldn't be true to myself, no one made me feel this way except myself. Now, I have discovered that I can have many roles in life and all of them are connected and each is of a difference importance at different times. Now I love telling people that I am a stay at home mom because I feel grounded in being a homemaker; I made that choice and take it seriously.

I like to think that I am a professional mother, right now that is my career choice.

I love this quote:

"When one door closes another door opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door the we do not see the one which has opened for us" - so true!

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2 comments

Kristina said...

Beautiful post. You are awesome!

Malinda Jane Sieg said...

What a great post. I knew you as the new mother you were describing, but I never saw that in you. I have always thought the world of who you are as a mother. Your boys are lucky little chaps. Plus, it is good to know that I am not the only one who needs time out breaks from the boys I love so much. :)

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