With Mother's Day just around the corner I really have been thinking about my role as a mother and what I want to experience and what I want my kids to remember.
I remember before I had Daxton sooo many people tell me, "better live your life to fullest... have fun while you can because once you have kids your whole life changes"..... "and make sure you get as much sleep as you can!"... "Just you wait... you'll see" These negative comments were said a lot to me during my pregnancy.
Whenever I heard these comments I always cringed. I knew that my life was going to change and I wasn't going blindly into motherhood thinking it was going to be all butterflies and roses. But those negative comments lingered and echoed in my head... somehow making me believe I was stopping my life because I was about to step into motherhood.
However, after the three almost four years I've experienced being a mom there were a many things that they failed to tell me.
They failed to tell me about the beauty of motherhood. They failed to mention the excitement that is pumped into life. Kids see life so much different then adults and its so much more exciting. Its exciting to think of new possible ways to show the world to a toddler, to explain the reason why we have blossoms on the tree, or where milk comes from, and actually get to show them a cow! The excitement of figuring out a new trick, seeing a rock splash in water, and figuring out different ways to make funny faces and laughing till it hurts.
And what about love? I have never felt love more deep, for all things. Love for my boys, my husband, my families, and for life. I often watch Tayte and Daxton in a still moment and watch as they process the world around them in a sweet, innocent way. They have a perfect love. And that perfect love can engulf me and I realize the simplistic love they have brought into my life.
And what about the importance of life? Man oh man, there can be so many times through out the day where I can get wrapped up with the silly, unimportant things of life. And then in a second, I remember was is important because of a little 3 and 1 year old human body. Because they are the ones that really know whats important. They are there to teach me to slow down, to pay attention and to love.
Alt Summit is doing a great collaboration with Every Mother Counts and I just wanted to chime in with a few bits I had about mothering.
#Alt Summit believes every mother counts