When I was much younger I wondered how my mother did it. Some days I still wonder. The woman was everywhere doing well for the family. If mommy was sick or away, everybody knew she wasn’t around.
Fast forward, Today I am a mom. Lord have mercy!!!! Everyday, I make sacrifices. For husband and children. In fact I don’t know who is a harder to take care of….husband or children. (Don’t let the husband read this post) 😀
Everyone looks up to you “mommy” for their survival and most times many people don’t remember to say thank you. Ýou sacrifice everything even toilet time, yes oh. ..I share toilet time with my kids. One can’t even have me time even if it’s in the toilet. I’m using that time to teach small madam “toileting”.
From dawn to dusk, even at work, I am making sacrifices for my home (these sacrifices though exhausting are fulfilling).
Should I list my daily sacrifices? And insert the miscellaneous ones that pop up? I’ll weep.
Many days I expect a thank you, some times I get some, other times I get none. Even when I am sick, I miss my sacrificial duty. It comes with the package.
Mommying is not just about husband, children, housekeeping, appearances, multitasking etc etc…If you never have, add sacrifices to the list.
The sacrifices we make as mothers differ but are worth the while in the lives we sow them into. On behalf of those lives, I say thank you, and urge you not stop.
God grant us all long lives to reap the fruits of our sacrifices.