Motherhood is Hard, But It Isn’t Hard Forever
I went to the post office today without my older two. My 3.5 year old changed his mind last minute and came with me but I have, in the past, gone without him too. Then I came home and put the baby in his seat and he watched his brothers play Lego while I folded a bit of laundry.
Due to children, health problems, pregnancies, newborns, business, you name it, I don’t often get to do what I want when I want. This morning was like a breath of fresh air.
And then I see moms in the thick of it with young ones, pregnancies, health issues… I feel your struggle. Technically I’m still there, with a needy 5 month old and a bad back. And, as low maintenance as older kids can be, I am still overseeing and nurturing 4 children.
Some days are so frustrating. Actually, most days are still spent either nursing or bouncing or holding a sleepy baby while doling out motherly wisdom from the couch. Dirty floor, dishes everywhere, and piles of laundry is just where I’m at right now.
How can I still (mostly) feel at peace?
Because I know it won’t last. Pregnancy wasn’t easy for me (except the first time) but I have never been pregnant forever, so it was hard but it had a very clear ending. Depression sucks but I’ve made it to the other side before. My back healing journey had a major setback but it is already improving. I didn’t know if my skin issues would ever heal but, by the grace of God, my skin is mostly clear now.