Friday, May 10, 2013

Being a Mom


Mother's Day is Sunday and this year for some reason it really got me thinking about being Mother and what it means.  

Being a mom is the greatest Blessing in the world.  

Being a mom is single handedly the most rewarding and most challenging job ever.  There are no days off .  The future of a human being depends on you.  What paths they choose in life and the direction they take their life is a result of the decisions you make while they are young.  This is heavy stuff.  Being a mom means never having a second to yourself again- not even peeing or showering.  You fully open your life to this tiny human being and it is forever changed.  Your freedom is gone.  Being a mom means alot of sleepless nights and exhausting days.  It means sometimes going days without showering or leaving the house.  It means cleaning up more poop and vomit than you could have ever imagined.   It means sacrificing what you want so you can provide and take care of this person you created.  It means being under appreciated most of the time.  It means crying yourself to sleep sometimes because the day was so incredibly long and monotonous.  It means sometimes needing a glass of wine at 4:00 in the afternoon because it was one of those days.  Being a mom means worrying incessantly.  It means pulling yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn every morning with a smile on your face no matter what. 

Being a mom also means being the luckiest person in the world.   It means a simple smile, hug, or laugh can make your entire day.  It means laughing like you have never laughed before. It means having a love so immense it sometimes brings you to your knees.  Being a mom means living a life so fulfilling you need nothing else.  You frequently wonder what you did with your life before this child was born.  Being a mom means finding simple pleasures out of everything.  Being a mom means having an unspoken bond with all other moms we just get each other.  Being a mom means appreciating your mom that much more- you know what she sacrificed and put into raising you and how hard it was.  Being a mom means being incredibly strong, your body housed a baby for 9 months and then birthed it.  Being a mom means thanking God every single day for the miracle of life he blessed you with.   It means being grateful beyond belief.  Being a mom is the most wonderful thing in the world.

To all you moms out there enjoy this day.  I know we all deserve to be pampered and appreciated at least for one day.  Being a mom is hard as crap but worth every minute.  I wouldn't change it for anything.  And Happy Mothers Day to my mom, the most incredible mom in the world, she is my inspiration.

27 comments:

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Yay! First comment! I was up at 4:30 a.m. with Henry and decided to go online.

I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks. This is so beautiful! You wrote exactly what it's like so eloquently.

Thank you. Happy Mother's day Natalie!

Jill said...

well said my friend!!

Sadie + Stella said...

Happy Mother's day my sweets!! To one of the most gorgeous mothers I know. One who resembles Gwennie!!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

So beautifully said Natalie! Hope you have a wonderful mother's day :)

17 Perth said...

Such a beautiful little tribute! So sweet...and that photo of you is beautiful! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Baby Mama Juice said...

Wonderful post!!! Love it friend! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Katie said...

Great post and so true! Being a mom surely is a blessing but hard as $hit! ;)

Happy Mothers Day Natalie!!!

caycee said...

This was beautiful Nat!! Happy Mothers Day my Love!

Melly said...

Great post!!! Happy Mother's Day to you. CHEERS.....

Kyle Rattigan said...

Happy Mother's Day to a beautiful, loving mom. xox

(Eileen) a creative day said...

This post made me tear up Natalie! so beautiful and your little boy has the best mother EVER. Happy Mothers day, I hope you get spoiled this weekend, you deserve it!

RLangley said...

I love your blog. I'm a new mom and thought this was a beautiful post. Thank you!

Mrs. Earl Grey said...

Natalie- your words were beautiful and touching. Happy Mother's Day.

Keely said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing And hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Meredith said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! I can't wait to spend it with my own Mom - also my inspiration of the mother I hope to be someday! xo

Unknown said...

Very well put. Being a newer mommy I read this post and it is all just so true. Happy mommy day to all the mommies out there.
Holly
www.lovingallthis.com

Alicia xoxxo said...

omg Natalie! I am sobbing! This was so good! Just beautiful! Being a mom is the best! I hope Matt and Sterling spoil you rotten! You deserve it! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Yep this made me cry! Spot on! Happy Mother's Day!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

This is such a great post and spot on! Happy Mothers Day - I hope you have a lovely weekend with your beautiful family!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

So precious....happy mother's day, lovie!!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh so true, the good, the bad, the ugly...but we'd never trade it in a million years (c; Happy Mother's Day, girl!!!

CCWatkinson said...

Amen. Happy Mother's Day! Soooooo beautifully written and soooooo beautifully true!

Delta Daisies said...

haha! I love all of these sayings.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Happy Mothers Day! Enjoy your special weekend!
If you have time I am posting my Motherhood thoughts over at the Little Style file today.

Michaela said...

Man oh man, so awesome and insanely sweet. Love watching you be a mom and can't wait to be one myself one day! enjoy your weekend!!

Val said...

Everything in this post speaks to me. I hope you have a a wonderful Mother's Day!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Well said sweet girl! You are such a wonderful mother and I'm so glad you had a such a great weekend celebrating YOU! XOXOX