Most every little girl fantasizes about what it’s like to be a mom and that fantasy is alive, and well right up to learning you’re going to BE one!
Whether at “some point in life” or “by the age of” the thought has done a round trip in your mind. You’ve gotten excited about baby names for whenever that time comes for your bouncing baby boy or giggling little girl; you’ve seen the ideal father for your little family all picked out.
Daydreaming about your babies features or talents.. actualizing the type of mom you see yourself being. Only to realize it really– emphasis on real things turn out to be a stark contrast to what you ever believed it would be.
In the school of Motherhood, I’ve learned both you and your child (children) can and will be students along the way. You learn SO much of yourself! Important stuff like a slew of things you never fathomed existed inside of you, the limitless love and fierce animal instinctual protection you now embody, the very essence of true value, how you legitimately are handcrafting the character and mold for this tiny fast-growing human being.. and that it is perfectly O.K. to loathe folding and putting away mounds of clean laundry for a few days or so… or a week– ha! You concede to the truism that your house can no longer be kept in pristine museum display condition. You recognize adulting alongside motherhood is EXHAUSTING (particularly with multiples).
You find the strength you’ve never had an inspiration like no other. You transcend independence and what it means to be a woman by her own defining and personal agenda to becoming a nurturer, a healer, chef, referee, a cheerleader, coach, spiritual guide, stylist, counselor, full on artistic genius with a flair for the dramatic, chauffeuring, event planning, lawmaking Wonder Woman!!!! I often wonder at what age do you just “get it”?!
Somewhere in the journey of it all amidst your fabulous village of mom friends who can relate to your colorful struggles as well as shenanigans, there is an air of balance and a calming peace of reassurance that “You Got This!” Cheers to you for expecting so much of yourself so as to impart the best you have to offer into minds, lives, and souls of your littles who will grow to be affect changing adults. Adults who will leave both theirs and your footprints in this world. YES, being a mother is all the cute, whimsical things you fantasized it would be– however comma it is quite a bit sobering in comparison.
It is in my humble opinion VERY important you set yourself free!! (early… 🙂 ) Let loose the constraints of mental bondage you’ve placed on yourself and begin enjoying the design process of the mother you are by divine assignment becoming!