Friday, May 24, 2013
Five Minute Friday: View
I'm joining up with Lisa Jo Baker and some amazing women for Five Minute Friday. One word. Five minutes. No editing. Learn more HERE.
Today's prompt is:
I view myself in so many different ways.
A wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend...
Keeper of the laundry, dishes, cleaning, dusting, mopping, vacuuming, bath-time duties, sippy-cup filling, diaper changing, hair brushing, toy picker-upper, nose-blower, teeth-brusher, boo-boo kisser, potty companion (because you know, there might be spiders or monsters in there), tucker-inner, night-time sleep checker, etc. etc.
I think I should rearrange the order up above. Mothering always comes first.
You've seen it typed here before, a thousand times I'm sure. Mothering. It is the most rewarding, and the most challenging experience all wrapped up into one.
I think it's so hard for us Moms to find that time to actively and equally give to all of our relationship titles. Those babies pop out, and our priorites sure do change in a jiffy, don't they?
Lately I've been reassessing my life, my roles, and myself, and trying to figure out how to have a better balance. For the above. And for me.
I feel that while I've gained so much from the two little girls who call me "Momma," I've lost a bit of me - "pre-Momma".
I want my daughters to always know that I am there for them, and to feel and know this incredible love I have for them. But I also want to start taking better care of me. Physically, mentally, spiritually.
Because I think it's important for them to see that, too.