Today’s guest post comes from Erin. I love the topic she is sharing because it is one that I am constantly reminding myself of. You see, sometimes I catch myself wishing for the next season of life to come, so that life can be “easier” but really, I’ll have challenges then too, just different ones. So here is to embracing our life now, as it is. I hope you enjoy this article and simple, yet so important reminder.
Have you ever had one of those days where you need a timeout? You feel weary, exhausted and your heart feels a little heavy. You keep spinning your wheels and feel like you aren’t getting anywhere. I certainly have those days, and some weeks I have them more than I would like to admit. My Husband’s crazy work schedule, plus having two little boys close in age, can leave me feeling run down. Motherhood is hard and those who say otherwise aren’t telling the truth. Giving all of yourself 100% of the time is not easy. Some days I want to cry when there is one more mess to clean up at 7:00 pm, or my boys aren’t listening for the 100th time. We all have our own ways of dealing with the exhaustion, but one thing I tell myself is, this season of motherhood will not last forever.
I remember how difficult it was as a new mom and in the early stages of having two boys. I couldn’t help but wonder if I would ever sleep again or shower without Kai crying. There is no rule book for motherhood and no simple solutions when things can get rough. That season of Motherhood has come and gone, as well as many other seasons. Just as this season will change and morph into the next.
We don’t know what the next season of Motherhood holds. We can look forward and guess what the joys and hardships will be, but we won’t know until we get there. One thing is for sure, there will never be a season of Motherhood without trails. This season of life may be difficult, but it is important to enjoy this season just as it is. We don’t know what the future holds, all we have is this moment right now.
Embrace this season of life and find joy in the little things. This season will not last forever, no matter how difficult it may be. Milk spilled for the 10th time, kids fighting, a pile of laundry and kids hanging on your legs while you try to cook dinner will all pass. And when it does, you might look back and wish for it back.
“Learning to be a Life- Giving Mom without regrets requires embracing the season you are in. You have to let go of the past and live in the present as you lay hold of the future. At each transition you will likely shed some tears as you realize that you can’t go back and re-live the past. You must move forward, facing the imperfections of your present, hoping for the future.”
I’m a mom, wife, party planner, holiday lover and blogger.
Blogging has been something I have wanted to do for years, but never felt like I had anything special to bring to the table. I toyed with the idea and talked to my husband about it multiple times, but always pushed my feelings aside. In 2014 my life got flipped upside down when I received a phone call that my Mom was in ICU and not expected to make it. This life changing event is what drove me to start blogging. I felt a fire inside of me and a conviction to tell my story. I started Everyday Events as a way to honor my Mom, to talk about being a motherless mother and to show how beautiful life can be, even after loss. I have a passion for celebrating life’s everyday events and never want to stop seeing the beauty in the world. I hope you find comfort and inspiration here, but above all I hope you find a reason to celebrate.