Friday, April 20, 2012
When Ayden was a baby, I remember thinking to myself that, "we've got a wild one."
Stubborn, persistent, and in to everything.
Then Lucas became a toddler...and turned our world upside down!
And makes toddler-hood with Ayden seem like a piece of cake.
Every moment with Lucas is GRAND.
He is one of "those boys."
You know the ones...
overflowing with energy,
gets into everything,
doesn't take no for an answer,
would rather wrestle than breathe,
only has one volume (LOUD),
and leaves Kyle & I completely breathless and exhausted by the end of the day.
Many moments at night, I would second guess who I am as a mother.
Comparing myself to other moms who "seem to have it all together" and are the image of perfection with their children.
Feeling inadequate and weak.
Now, maybe you are stronger than I am.
Maybe you are one of those moms who has it all together.
Your children jump to attention at your every word.
Always polite to strangers.
Smile when you ask them to do chores.
But I know I am not alone.
There are so many times where we as moms think "We are alone."
That we are the only ones going thru these struggles.
That our weak spots have to be hidden.
But it's okay.
It's okay to fail.
It's okay that we aren't perfect.
These weaknesses only make us stronger.
We grow and mature from the moments.
Making us better mothers.
My boys will always be high spirited.
And I love every ounce of that spirit.
They live life to the fullest,
and if that means I am exhausted and bone tired by day end...
then it's all worth it.