I Really Didn’t Mind… A Mother’s POV

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I had the idea for this post as my toddler drooled across my chest this morning in between the snores and my incredible urge to pee. I thought, “You know, I really don’t mind.”

Mother’s sacrifice a lot the moment the title “Mom” is placed upon them. We sacrifice our bodies, our sleep, our looks, our free time, our girl’s nights out, whatever the case may be we sacrifice SOMETHING. But honestly, if you asked any mother out there if they felt as though they were sacrificing so many things they would say, “No.” They would say, “I’d give up my eight hours of sleep and my coffee hot at any moment for the children standing in front of me.” I’d have to agree.

For the nights I woke up 7 times a night, because you couldn’t sleep…

For the nights I rocked you in our rocking chair while breastfeeding you even though I was so tired, hungry, and really had to pee…

For the nights I fed you my dinner when you refused to eat yours…

For the moments I chased you around the house with a diaper while you ran freely naked..

For the times I got in the bathtub with you, because you were scared…

For the moments I climbed in your crib, because it felt like a prison…

For the 9000986949 bedtime stories I read to you just because you want me to…

For the non-stop pile of baby clothing and bed sheets I have to wash…

For the stuffed animals that magically make their way into our bed at night…

For the coffee I never actually get to drink while it is still hot…

For the burrito bowls I order the way you like so we can share…

For all the gluten-free, egg-free, corn-free meals I had to learn how to make…

For all the days I leave the house with my hair in a bun and leggings on…

For all the crumbs and miscellaneous toys in my car…

For all the times I heard “Daddy Shark Do Do Do Do DO DO…”

For all the novels I never got to actually read or even finish…

For all the movies I never got to watch in the movie theater…

I can honestly say,”I really didn’t mind.”

My life surpasses anything I could have ever imagined it would be, because I am a mom.

She is my life, my heart, and the greatest gift I could have ever been given. It’s my no means EASY. But, I would take this “hard” any day of the week.

XOXO Candace

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