Motherhood at it’s finest!

Motherhood is the most wonderful thing in the world.  Seriously. I really mean this!  BUT it is difficult too.
I think a lot about how grateful I am to be able to have kids and what a blessing they are, but I also think it is the hardest thing I have ever done…

I just had a baby three months ago and my boys are ages 2.5 and 5.5. They are BUSY! My oldest just went into Kindergarten.  He is very strong willed and needs a consistent schedule and daily routine to do his best.   He also needs lots of sleep.  I had a particularly hard week this week with him.  I found myself taking deep breaths during every day and just hoping that I would survive his tantrums and difficult moments.

I wanted to share this video. It really touched me.  I found that on hard days, I was thinking more and more about myself and all the things that I needed and wasn’t getting …( sleep, a social life, going places when I wanted to, etc.) when really, I needed to take a step back and remember that I was serving. I was serving Heavenly Father’s children and by trying harder to make this service something I enjoyed instead of endured, that would be where I would see the difference.

It is easier said than done, but the hard days aren’t as hard if I can keep things in perspective.  It’s the small daily things that matter most.  “In the end when we meet our maker, we aren’t going to be asked the list of jobs we’ve held, but the people that we’ve helped..”

I hope this helps you in your parenting.  We are all in this together.

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2 Responses to Motherhood at it’s finest!

  1. lauramarie 09/02/2012 at 2:59 pm #

    i don’t know you…but i follow your blog for the crafts:) but i can’t even tell you how much i needed this RIGHT NOW in my life. motherhood is HARD! and too often my mind has wondered what would be easier??? but it’s not like you can just change careers right in the middle of it. i have had a major attitude adjustment in the last week and this adds to the support i need to sustain that possitive perspective. so thank you!

    • Natalie 09/05/2012 at 11:12 pm #

      YEAH-I am so glad. Thanks for leaving a comment-we really appreciate them 🙂 Good luck-we really are in this together…

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