Take a moment to realise just how bloody awesome you are.
How many nightfeeds have you done? How many times have you found the energy for one more round of Wheels on the Bus when all you want to do is watch TV? How many meals have you lovingly prepared only to watch being thrown to the floor? Have many nappies have you changed? How many toys have you tidied away?
How many demands have you fulfilled to avoid a tantrum? How many times have you pushed a swing? How many times have you kissed a pain better? How many times have you explained something new and watched your child light up with that knowledge?
How many mornings have you rushed around to leave the house on time for school? How many packed lunches have you made? How much homework have you helped with? How much advice have you offered?
How many times have you heard your teenager slam the door? How often have you laid wide awake waiting for their key to turn in the lock? How many times have you said goodbye and watched your child lead their life independently? How many times have you realised they still need you, will ALWAYS need you?
How many hugs have you given, cheeks have you kissed, “I love you”s have you murmured?
I used to think it was kinda twee when people said being a mum is the hardest job in the world but it really, completely is. Because you don’t get a day off, or a minute off. You never get the freedom of watching the world only from your own viewpoint ever again.
Even if you shout, scream, cry, moan, get frustrated or feel like you can’t possibly do this job for a minute longer you are STILL awesome. Take a moment to believe that.
Happy Mother’s Day
16 comments on “To All The Mothers”
Love this post! It’s easy to be hard on ourselves sometimes, but we’re doing a hell of a lot for our wee ones. Happy Mother’s Day! #KCACOLS
We’re completely rocking it, even when we think we aren’t 😀 Thanks for reading x
Love this post, we are awesome! Happy Mother’s Day 🙂 #KCACOLS
Thanks! And to you x
Gorgeous post – love it! We are pretty fabulous ha ha xxx #KCACOLS
Yes we are lol! Thanks for commenting x
Happy Mother’s Day! Gorgeous post xxx #KCACOLS
Thanks, you too! x
Lovely post, happy mothers day!! #KCACOLS
Thanks – you too! x
Hell yeah! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day. Thanks so much again for linking up with #KCACOLS and I hope you can make it again next week x
Ah, we mommies do so much! What a great post and a much needed reminder. I love that we can connect as other moms here, even if we’re far away from one another. I’m thinking that a trip to the UK is really going to be in order some day now that I’m connecting with beautiful bloggers such as yourself from there. I can dream, at least!
I definitely one who needs this reminder. You stated it all so perfectly. But can you tell me…what does “twee” mean? 😉
Thanks for reading and commenting 😀 It’s always nice to remind ourselves for sure. Twee means overly sentimental x
Reblogged this on mumscircle and commented:
The hardest job, Awesome we are!
Thanks so much x