Navigating Mom Life- It Will Change Your Life

Now that Serenity is almost 4 months old, I feel like I’m finally starting to get into a groove of #momlife. LOL…I love saying ‘hashtag mom life’…because hashtag it’s truth.

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So basically here is how life goes:

You meet the love of your life: “So when are you two getting engaged?! It will change your life”

You get engaged: “When is the wedding?! It will change your life”

You get married…literally you JUST said I DO: “When are you having babies?! It will change your life”

You talk about ‘trying to get pregnant’: “Are you pregnant yet?! It will change your life”

You get pregnant: “When are you due?! It will change your life”

You have your baby: “She/he is beautiful! Are you ready to have another? It will change your life”

 

Am I right or am I right? #I’mRight. Though I’m being a bit sarcastic and funny about this subject, all those questions have weight to them, especially when followed by “It will change your life”. I don’t think we realize how often we say, “It will change your life”. It’s like saying, “Good morning!” we say it all the time but WHAT DO WE REALLY MEAN?!-  As Gandalf questions Bilbo in The Hobbit,”Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” Basically, YOU CAN’T JUST SAY ‘It will change your life’ and leave it at that!!! Because, literally, It (whatever IT is) WILL. CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.

With every one of those areas I never took to heart just how much each of those decisions would change my life. And they did. Extremely. Every one of those decisions changed my life for the better. But I’m finding that ‘IT’ is also difficult to navigate through. Currently my ‘IT’ is my sweet, beautiful, smart, exceptionally cute baby girl. She has truly changed my life. I love every aspect of being a mother, but it DOES come with it’s challenges. I have to say out of all the ‘ITs’ in my life, Serenity has been the most provoking and changing. I have gone through more emotional states than I did when I was teenager with raging hormones pulsing through my body. My marriage has been, for lack of a better word, challenged. My sense of being has been challenged. My goals, dreams, and ideas of what my life should look like has been challenged. Even my relationship with the Lord has been challenged. Though becoming a mother came naturally to me and I’ve loved every moment, I’ve finally understood what the sentence, “It will change your life” really means. It means that it will be one of the most difficult seasons of my life, but with a positive perspective, it will be the most incredible journey you’ve ever experienced.

My life has blossomed into parenthood. I can no longer be selfish with my time. I can no longer run ‘quick’ errands. I can no longer take as long as I want to get ready. I can no longer cook meals that take longer than 30 minutes. Any plans I make, I need to be sure to factor in feeding schedule, and nap times. And half the time I find myself not wanting to put any effort into any of those things, because it’s just easier to stay home in pjs with my boob out so my child can eat, and play, and sleep when she wants too. #TRUTH

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There are definitely women out there that I consider to be super-humans because they can do it all. I admire them and loath them at the same time. But that’s just not me. I’m a sociable home-body who likes to take her time with getting her day started. All that being said, I’ve come to find that if I remember to put God first, my husband second, and my baby third, motherhood becomes, not easier, but more peaceful. I will now, for the rest of my life be depended upon from my baby girl. It’s a huge responsibility, one I do not take lightly, and it’s also the most rewarding, most beautiful, most exciting adventure ever! Every time Serenity Rain coo’s at me, or smiles, or laughs, or clings to me I remember how blessed I am, and forget about all the little things that I wish I had, like time for myself. Time for myself will come when she’s 18 and out of the house. But for now I want to make sure I never miss out on these special moments with her. She is more important than any selfish desire I have. Running errands? I can do that later. My dreams and goals now involve her. Don’t get me wrong, I still have aspirations like becoming a worship leader, and writing a blog, and I believe it’s important to continue dreaming and making goals for yourself, but if you are so focused on the things you’re supposedly missing out on, you’ll never get to thoroughly enjoy and cherish your baby growing up.

I believe that when you put God first, no matter what stage of life you’re in, He will be with you through all the ups and downs. He will be your peace. He will be your joy. He will help you put the puzzle pieces together. He will help you navigate even though you have no idea where you are doing.

So, yes, navigating through #momlife has changed my life forever, but I believe with a positive perspective and heart attitude, it will be a stunningly beautiful change.

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Are you a first time mama? Or a second or third time? Or have you been a mama so many years? What is #momlife to you?

 

#momlife is…

wearing a new shirt just to get spit up on…

hopping out of a shower just to be pooped on…

finally falling asleep just to wake up to your baby crying…

tip-toeing around your napping child just to make a cup of coffee…

crying tears of overflowing joy because your baby smiled at you…

staring at your baby while she sleeps…

realizing you talk to yourself more often than you used to…

liking the smell of your baby’s breath, then realizing that you are kind of creepy for liking that…

bouncing yourself even when you aren’t holding your baby…

asking her/him to say something even though they can’t talk yet…

taking the fastest shower of your life…

wishing you were hot again…

figuring out that you CAN do this no matter how tired you are…

experiencing loving your baby more than you could ever imagine possible…

and then loving him/her more the next day…

 

I am an imperfect, frizzy-haired, when was the last time I showered new mom, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! #momliferocks

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PS I totally need this shirt lol

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