For me being a mom has always been serious business.
It’s a job I’ve never taken lightly. In fact, too often I’ve taken it much too seriously.
I’ve found over the years that although it’s important to take being a mom seriously it can also take all the joy and fun out of actually being a mom.
For years now I’ve focused more on being a serious mom. I was more concerned with making sure I raised my children to be honest, be ethical and have good morals. These are fantastic traits to focus on when you’re raising your children, but they can’t be everything you see when you’re wading through the journey of motherhood.
If you solely focus on the serious business of motherhood you’ll miss out on all the great things motherhood has to offer up on daily basis.
I found I was missing out on the…
and small moments.
I was too focused on being serious in my role as mom. I’m trying to change that. I’m trying to not take my role as seriously and learn and grow. It’s something I work at daily and still have a lot to learn, but knowing that being a mom isn’t meant to be serious all the time has helped me refocus my attention and take steps to do better, be better.
Being a mom is serious business.
You’ve not only given your little ones life, but you are now in charge of taking care of their every need at every moment. From the second they place that innocent and helpless newborn in your arms in the hospital to watching them drive away for their first year of college to the years after where you continue to give out advice amid life’s biggest decisions, you are the one they depend on.
The gravity of this hit me after I took my oldest home from the hospital. After staying for 4 days in the very capable hands of the hospital staff they helped me pack up my things and wheeled me to our car. The gentlemen who wheeled me out checked inside to make sure our carseat was properly installed and then vanished back inside the hospital.