What can I say about this motherhood lifestyle in which I am so fully entrenched? Honestly; that I never knew I had the capacity to love another being as selflessly as I do my kids and I am forever awed by the fact that I created two little individuals who can be so charming, frustrating and disarming all at once. And these two four legged creatures-who I have not sprung from my loins-but still get to share my life with–who don't care that it's 6am on a Sunday morning, especially when it's time to go for a walk– their love is about as unconditional as it gets!
Despite how exhausting and often times thankless being a mother may seem, when my kids put their arms around my neck and tell me they love me all the chauffeuring, vomit cleaning, homework doing, meal planning and squabble refereeing I do all seems to melt away. These two happy (for the most part) little people I have sprung from my loins are daily reminders that the sacrifices and grinds that can sometimes make mothering feel like all work and no play are proof that ultimately its gifts are boundless. And these two four legged creatures I get to share my life with who sit beside my as I type on the computer, (and when I'm gone jumping in my chair waiting for me to return) who've helped me to be a more patient person, a better mother and their presence reminds me on a daily basis to appreciate the sweet here and now. I guess the greatest gift they've given me is that of time- understanding how fleeting and precious it is- and being mindful not to waste it on any of it.. especially when it's negative.
I just want more time, more vigorous tail wagging, more kisses, more snuggle time, more unconditional love, more of everything. Because really isn't that all any of us really want anyway? So today–I will soak it all up- enjoy it revel in it- bathe in it…because I've earned it and so have you!