Have you ever felt like as a Mom, you might be a Mom forever. Obviously, you will be, but I’m talking more in the terms of… You will pick up food from the floor, wipe poopie bottoms, always be sticky with who knows what for THE.REST.OF.YOUR.ADULT.LIFE! Not too long ago I was in this exact spot. I was in a place where I felt like I was stuck in a hamster wheel of the same routine over and over again and there was no end in sight.
I remember getting to such an unhappy place because I felt like I had to settle for “just being Mom” for the rest of my life. But, then I thought about my own Mom. My Mom raised 4 kids part of that time as a stay at home mom, and the other part as a working Mom, all the while with a husband gone periodically serving in the military. I remember once my brothers and I got older she began to really begin pursuing a career and things that she was gifted at. She not only was able to raise 4 kids, but also seemed to have a life outside of just being a Mom. And she was THRIVING!!!
Sometimes as a Mom you can feel like your stuck being in this season forever. We forget that theres going to be more years spent not picking up after little ones. I always hear women who have grown children say that it all goes by so fast, so enjoy it while your in it. Easier said than done somedays. But I think if we can remind ourselves on the tough days that we still have alot of life to live, theres still dreams and passions that we can pursue and that, well, this season isn’t going to last forever; I think our life will be alot more enjoyable.