I must admit that when asked by Lisa to share my “truth”, I was a bit intimidated! I’m not exactly June Cleaver! *smile* What I’ve discovered recently is that as mothers we try our hardest and when we try our hardest, it is enough. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be “the best”, when all our children really care about is having some fun and lots of love in their lives.
I’ve learned that the kids don’t care if the house is clean or the laundry is put away (obviously). Those are not the things they’re going to remember when they’re adults living away from home and doing their own thing. They’re going to remember that you stopped what you were doing in the kitchen to have an impromptu dance party or that you stopped working or watching that reality show on tv to play a game with them. Those are the moments that I want to treasure and that I want to be treasured by my children.
I’ve learned that waking up 5 times a night or hearing “Mom!!! Can you come wipe my butt???” every day is definitely not my favorite thing. But it makes up for it when you get that tight hug and the “I love you, Mommy!” or when you hear your children telling their friends about something fun that you all did together.
I’ve learned that when the day is done, the things that truly matter are my children, my husband, my family. It’s the little, everyday things that make life sweet. Laughter truly is the best medicine, especially laughing together.
I’m sure I could go on but those are my most recent truths and the things that I’m remembering during this day-to-day journey called life.
Jamie is a 30-something wife to Brian and mom to 3 boys, ages 5, 10 & 11. She spends her days working in a law office and her nights with all her guys. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in January, 2009 and spends every day raising MS awareness, creating adventure and living inspired. You can follow along with her life journey at inspiredmess.blogspot.com.
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