One of my favorite things about motherhood is that as much as it’s a personal journey it’s also so uniting at the same time. We all go through the ups & downs. They may be a bit different for each one of us but I am sure we share so many similarities.
My Motherhood is…
…is a white t-shirt (most perfect tshirt ever) and jeans more often than not
…is being tired 99% of the time
…is messy and beautiful all at the same time
…is having way too many toys inside my shower
…is always eating meals that are cold
…is having a heart so full it wants to explode
…is still listening to the Veggie Tales cd way after I’ve dropped Rowan off at school
…is doing workout videos while trying to do a burpee over top of a crawling little one
…is wanting to have time alone yet never not all be together
…is having a Mary Poppins size purse that we could probably live off its contents for multiple days.
…is having spit up or food stains from tiny fingers on my clothes and not caring. It’s too much trouble to change
…is so excited for bedtime to come, but as soon as they are sleeping longs to hug and kiss them again.
…is crying at the drop of a hat when it comes to anything about my kids.
…is fully believing that I have the best/cutest kids in the world
…is sometimes so boring yet so overwhelming all in one day.
…is laughing until crying over the funny things that Rowan says
…is singing Phineas and Ferb (or Frozen lately) super loud with Rowan while cooking dinner
…is choosing to spend any money I used to spend on myself on the girls with out even a second thought.
…is drowning from the piles of laundry that need to get done
…is knowing how to carrying groceries, a baby, a diaper bag, my phone, keys and the hand of my toddler through the parking lot without dropping anything
…is being able to pick out the cry of my baby instantly in a busy room of other kids
…is staying up way too late to try to get everything done
…is not being grossed out by pretty much any of my kids bodily functions
…is digging deep and finding the patience to answer the 100,000,000th question Rowan has asked me today
…is thinking that every stage I come to with my kids is the “best” stage they’ve had yet.
…is knowing just where to tickle both of them to make them laugh uncontrollably
…is feeling weepy over seeing Kev become hands down one of the best Dads out there.
…is waking up countless times through the night to give water, to find teddy, to bring to the bathroom, to scratch a back, to tuck in, etc… even though I can barely keep my eyes open.
…is a daily reminder of God’s love for us as his children
…is dreading the day when you will have to let them go and live their own lives
…is being covered with stickers or temporary tattoos on any given moment on any given day (and yes, that is a temporary tattoo on my arm)
…is so blessed beyond belief.
My Motherhood is a whole lot of things all rolled into one giant roller coaster and it’s the best ride I have ever been on.
JEN; Tshirt: c/o Everlane, Jeans: Madewell, Boots: TJMaxx | Rowan: Overalls: H&M, Headband: Little Hip Squeaks, Shirt: H&M | FINLEY: Dress: Gap, Scarf: Little Hip Squeaks, Moccasins: Freshly Picked