Today is Mother’s Day! I hope if this day applies to you, that you are being pampered and appreciated! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will be getting a Kindle from my little monsters, but we will just have to wait and see.
I wanted to take a second and acknowledge everything that they have done for me. If you didn’t know, I am a young mother. I had my Truly when I was 18, and she changed my life dramatically, 100% for the better. When our second daughter Addy came just three years later, we were ready to prepare for another hurdle: two children while I just turned 21, but again, my child changed our lives for the better. As my husband and I are expecting our 3rd child a month after I turn 25, our lives are about to be rattled again, but once again, we know for the better.
5 Things My Children Have Given To Me
1. They have given me the drive to set high expectations. Getting a college degree wasn’t good enough for them, I wanted a business, wanted stability and a flexible schedule to be there for them at their beck and call. They gave my husband and I a drive for a larger life than we had ever imagined individually. Now my husband has a moving business that is growing every month, and I work from home writing, blogging, and working with other businesses on their social media plans.
2. I’ve learned that I am stronger than I have ever imagined. I have been able to successfully wipe away tears, kick out the fears, and give confidence in my girls in a way that I never knew I was capable of before. I do not know how I have gotten through nights of illness and tears and tantrums, while still being able to walk out of the house with lipstick on kissing my babies. They’ve made me feel like I can literally take anything on in this world.
3. They have taken away my self doubt. As a teenager, I doubted almost every move I made. Whether it was from peer pressure, the need to fit in(or stand out), I was constantly in a cloud of self doubt. As a mom, I am confident in my decisions, something that is an amazing feeling to have. While I do evaluate different positions from many different perpesctives, as long as I know that whatever decision I make is for the benefit of my children, I have thrown self doubt out the window. Not only is my confidence as a mother a result of my children, but it gives me the confidence to make decisions with my business and with my life.
Something I often tell my husband is that I feel like I was meant to be a mother.
I literally can’t imagine how my life would be without them in it. I’d be searching for a purpose, trying to fit into this world. When my first child was in my arms, I was thanking God as I looked in her eyes. I was thanking him for showing me purpose.
Happy Mother’s Day!