While being a mom is absolutely the most amazing and rewarding thing I have ever done, it is also the most frustrating and difficult thing.
It’s everything I expected, and nothing I expected all at the same time. If that is even possible
As I think about myself, and I watch my friends navigate this journey called motherhood, I just want to say one thing “It’s Okay”
And I don’t just want to say it…I want to shout if from the rooftops….somewhere that every mom in the world can hear it and know that they aren’t alone
On the days when you have had it and want to throw in the towel “It’s okay”
When you don’t get the dishes done for an entire week “It’s Okay”
When you actually lose it, and have to lock yourself in the bathroom or closet “It’s okay”
When your husband comes home from work, and you’ve been in the same spot on the couch since he left, because your baby will tolerate nothing else “It’s Okay”
When you want to scream if you get 1 more piece of unsolicited parenting advice “It’s Okay”
When you take time for yourself, and feel nothing but worry and guilt “It’s Okay”
When you don’t put on makeup, or take a shower, or change your clothes because everyone else’s shower comes first “It’s Okay”
There will be days when your kids come before your relationship….”It’s okay”
There will be days when you feel like a failure…”Its Okay”
When you make your own choices, even though the entire world is telling you “you’re doing it wrong”…..It’s really okay
You’re children won’t remember the messy hair, or the dark circles under your eyes. They won’t remember the times that you had to walk out the door the minute your husband walked in, they won’t remember that you wore the same shirt for 3 days in a row, because you were doing something for someone else all day and never got around to changing.
But they will remember that you were there, that you held them, and played with them, and told them you loved them. They will remember that you showed them it is okay to mess up, and it’s okay to apologize and that humans aren’t perfect.
They will remember that smiled and you laughed with them. They will remember that you were there
So on those days when you feel like you can’t do it anymore, that you will lose it if you have to change one more poopy diaper or you hear “mom!” one more time, or your house looks a tornado went through it…..come back and read this and remind yourself “It’s Okay!”