Motherhood is the most demanding job ever. It's like riding a roller coaster that never stops. It is filled with ups and downs. On the one hand we have the awful lows that make us feel completely inadequate and unfit for the job. Those moments of exhaustion, of losing our freaking minds, that make us doubt everything we thought we knew about mothering our children. Those moments when we just have to leave the room to keep it together. The moments when we hide in the bathroom as tears run down our face. Motherhood sounds like a lot doesn't it? Some may even say it's too much for them and that they have no interest in ever getting on this wild crazy ride that some of us are on.
So then, why do we do it? Why do we put ourselves through something so incredibly hard?
Because on the other hand we have the amazing, incredible highs. Those moments of growth and learning, of knowing we're doing it right. Those moments when our babies look at us with a big smile on their face. Those moments when they kiss us dearly as we tuck them into bed. Those moments when their sweet and tender gestures of love melt our hearts. It's those moments that feel like heaven on earth, which make all the sleepless nights and meltdowns worthwhile. Because as demanding a job as it may be, there is none more rewarding than this.
So keep at it, mama and know that you were meant for this. You were born with the inherent ability to love and to nurture. I'll be here to capture those wonderdul highs when you are ready!
Hey there! I'm Anel. Houston photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to four wild kids who I homeschool. I love nature, capturing motherhood, and living a slow simple life. I also blog over at Tender Nest Blog