I think it goes without saying that being a mom is the hardest job in the world. I always heard that term thrown around but never fully understood it until I was walking down the same path. That’s not to discredit anyone’s professional career or the hard work that is put into other professions. It’s just that motherhood really is a 24/7 lifetime journey.
Moments when you can’t physically be two places at once (although wouldn’t that be really cool if we could?).
Moments were one of our children might feel let down by us.
Moments where a small achievement might feel like a really big one to them that we can’t always be there to share.
Moments where having more than one child becomes difficult because managing time becomes harder and harder.
Moments where I know as they grow and become even more involved that Eric and I will be pulled in many directions.
Moments where I wish now more than ever I could figure out how to make time stand still so that I can be the best that I can be for them.
Moments where I know as they grow older, and become independent, the reality is, one day they might not even live in the same state as us (ok, can that day just not happen and we all continue to be one big happy family).
That moments like this are stepping stones and learning experiences for us. One day we might remember this and be able to help them out as they grow and have their own families. To know that giving your best, and being there for what you can, sometimes is your best.