I came across a quote the other day that read "Motherhood, the days are long but the years are short." Not sure who wrote it but it is spot on.
The days feel like they never end, there's always something that needs to be done, diapers that need changing, a kid needs a bath and laundry is never ending. But at the end of the day, late at night, I lay in our bed and realize how fast time is going. Just yesterday it feels like, I was rocking my first born in our super quiet and small one bedroom apartment crying because time was going so fast ( he was only days old) and I didn't want him to grow up. And now, four years later I sit up late at night breastfeeding our third at one month old and think of how right all the mothers were telling me to enjoy it because it goes too fast.
I get so stressed out in wondering if I'm doing an okay enough job as their mom and if I'm teaching them what they need to know. I spend a lot of my day complaining and sometimes yelling because things don't go the way I'd like for them to go. I'm exhausted most days and can't wait to get the boys in bed for a nap or night time. But when I stop to think about it I come to the realization that all of this only happens once. I might be tired but I do really love this part of my life, as hard as it may get. I love my boys and and I want to spend my time enjoying them and listening to them tell my about how high their monster trucks can jump or Levi telling me there's a fly in the house and watching him try and swatch it away. I want remember each and every bit of their lives at this stage.
God has blessed me tremendously with this beautiful family of mine and I want to experience and soak every second of it.
So Susie, LISTEN UP!
As hard as life may seem at time and even though it may seem like you never have time for yourself anymore, it WILL go by fast and those loud annoying little boys will grow up and live their own lives someday. So ENJOY IT! ENJOY IT TO THE FULLEST AND LOVE ON THEM HARD ! SHOW THEM ALL THAT YOU KNOW AND MAKE THEIR DAYS ADVENTUROUS AND FUN. TEACH THEM THE WAYS OF THE LORD AND MAKE THEM GOOD MEN. THEY WILL BE HUSBANDS SOMEDAY AND YOU WANT THEIR WIVES TO BE PROUD OF THE STRONG INTELLIGENT MEN YOU RAISED.
KEEP IT UP, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!