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Tomorrow is my mom anniversary. So hard to believe that it has been 18 years since the doctors placed that tiny bundle in my arms and said ‘”congratulations your a mom”.
Tomorrow that once little bundle will be 18. My other 2 bundles of joy will turn 14 and 12 this year. Oh how I have loved the motherhood journey. It has had its moments of frustration and heart ache but those moments vanish when I think of all the joy it has brought me. It is the toughest job I have ever taken on, but it is the most rewarding.
Tears fall as I type, what a glorious adventure it has been, I feel so blessed by the memories, so blessed by my three incredible children, so blessed to rise each day and hear my name “mom” be called out by three amazing creations of God.
Still there have been those days, those tiring days, when I felt like I was nothing but a failure as a mom. Those days, when my anger got the best of me and I shouted when I shouldn’t of. Those days when I thought there was no way “this could be normal” whether “this ” was the 45 minute long temper tantrums my one son had as a toddler, or the 4 years it took for my other son to finally sleep though the night, or the climbing abilities of my daughter as a toddler; 6 feet high shelving units scaled at the age of 18 months people! Nothing scared that kid.
On those days I needed encouragement. Heck, I still need to hear encouragement and preferably from other moms who have been there.
So in celebration of my 18 years of motherhood I wanted to share with you some of my favorite sites for encouragement in my motherhood journey.
10 Sites To Encourage You In Your Motherhood Journey
1. Finding Joy
2. Simple Kids
3. Steady Mom
8. I Take Joy
10. Lisa Jo Baker
Grab a hot cup of tea, and a box of tissues and enjoy scrolling through these sites. May they bless you like they have blessed me.
Can you do me one more favor? Hug your child today, tell them that you love them, and take a few moments to just observe them and soak in the amazing creations they are, because trust me these years of them being here in the nest go fast.
Are you struggling as a mom to get past the day to day. Do you want to set an example to your children about striving to be all you can be yet you can’t seem to make it out from under the laundry pile. Read Crystal Paine’s Say Goodbye To Survival Mode and learn how to become a mom full of passion and purpose.
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