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October 18, 2019

Motherhood is Lonely & Frustrating, but it’s my Everything.

 

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Motherhood is lonely.⁣⁣⁣

Maybe you feel it when you lay awake at 3 a.m. nursing your babe while the rest of the house sleeps. ⁣⁣⁣

Or maybe you feel it when you see photos of friends out together, having a laugh.⁣⁣⁣ Or maybe it’s because you haven’t spoken to an adult for the last 48 hours straight.⁣⁣⁣

Motherhood is frustrating.⁣⁣⁣

Maybe you’ve repeated a sentence 14 times.⁣⁣⁣ Maybe you have three screaming children, pulling you in different directions.⁣⁣⁣

Maybe you just wanted to take a crap in peace, yet the kids are seconds away from busting down the door.⁣⁣⁣
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Motherhood is all-encompassing.⁣⁣⁣

Nothing else in this world has demanded so much of you.⁣⁣⁣ And it’s reflected back at the world—in every facet of your life.⁣⁣⁣

We see it in your home, in your vehicle, in your purse, your wardrobe, your eyes. ⁣⁣⁣
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But motherhood…

Oh my gosh, motherhood is my everything.⁣⁣⁣

You see, for me, motherhood is sitting on my kitchen floor.⁣⁣⁣ Putting a pause on obligation, disregarding the mess.⁣⁣⁣ Observing my daughters face with wonder.⁣⁣⁣ Tracing my daughter’s features with my eyes.⁣⁣⁣

The dimples in her cheeks, the way her eyes disappear when she smiles.⁣⁣⁣ Her full little lips and those two crooked bottom teeth. ⁣⁣⁣The utter perfection that is her.⁣⁣⁣
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So really, when I think about it…⁣⁣⁣

I would say that motherhood is a woman divided into pieces.⁣⁣⁣ Pieces of herself that live outside of her body. ⁣⁣⁣

The most integral pieces.⁣⁣⁣ The best pieces. ⁣⁣

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