Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Zen Wednesday

I love this quote. As a mother of young children, I sometimes feel that I made a greater impact in the world when I taught junior high and that I cannot for the life of me remember why I chose to be a stay-at-home mom. But then I reflect back on my life and what I always wanted: to be a mother. I became a mother later in life (especially in the culture/community I reside). When I was a teacher and single I often talked to my friends about how I would give up being voted by my school as "the coolest teacher", or when I wrote and received a $10,000 grant from the State Office of Education to take my students on a 5-day Havasupai trek, or the accolades from students and parents, just to be a mom. And here I am! I am a mom. Sure, it's exhausting on some days. Some days I just have no clue how to parent these little people. Some days, ok, most days, I'm behind on laundry. When I am sick, or when my kids are sick, being a mom isn't really fun. But I chose this! And my dream came true - I am a mom. And when my littles are sleeping and I see their eyelashes resting on their cheeks, or when they give me snuggles and kisses. I remember that I DO  love my choice. I am printing off this quote and hanging it by my bed to remember it always. (ps I cannot find where I downloaded it from, so if anyone knows, please let me know so I can credit them)

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