Monday, September 10, 2012

In The Mix Monday--Faith and "Mommy Moments"


Please join us this week on Ladies Holiday for the kick off of Mommy Moments Thursday. We all know that motherhood is a mixed bag. It makes you laugh, cry, cringe. It's full of fun, embarrassment, regret. It's your best day and worst day all rolled into one. Each Thursday we invite you to a place where we can laugh, cry and celebrate together on this journey. This is a place to share your good, your bad and your funny moments as a mom. 
Whether you are a blogger or a reader please send us your stories, (ladiesholiday(@)gmail(.)com - just remove the parenthesis when emailing) We'd love to have your Mommy Moments represented here on Ladies Holiday! If you aren't a mom but know someone who is or have one of your own, we'd love to include those stories too. Read on for more and click here, here and here for a some of our mommy moments.

As you may know the four of us, me (Seana), Tamar, Deidre and Christine use the Kik app for much of our daily communication.  It's multi-person texting which allows us all to see what the others are writing. Well... one day as we were "kiking" about another funny, yet not so funny moment about being a mom, we decided these stories would make a great sitcom. For more our story click here.


As most of us know not every day is pretty. I sit here recovering from a virus, so I'm not feeling my best,  I just started my holiday, and my son is home sick and non-stop chatting and acting like a caged animal (this happens when my kids are sick), my dogs are barking at someone walking by and I feel like crying.  Nice.... my son just tore up some paper which my dogs are eating, I would laugh but like I said I feel like crying. (SIGH)

Sometimes you just have to have a moment, and let yourself have a good cry and pick yourself up and carry on. That's what moms do, we are not allowed to be down for long. This is one of those times I am counting on faith to get me through. That little voice in the back of my head that instead of telling me to give up AND that nothing is going right AND everything is awful, it says, " Hang in there baby, you are just having a bad moment, everything is going to be just fine." 

Amidst all this chaos every now and then my son calls out from the other room, "Mommy?, I love you." How can the same person who is driving me so crazy make me feel so good at the same time. This is what it is to be a mom, it makes no sense. You feel frustration, deeper than you ever did before you had kids, you cry with more intensity than before you had kids, you laugh louder and smile bigger too. It's a roller coaster of emotions. Oh and pride, I have never felt as proud of myself as I do of my children. Every little achievement sends me over the moon. 

How can the two little people I want to run far away from some days be the same kids I want to hug tightly and never let go of.  They make me want to give up and at the same time, never stop trying and always strive to be better than I was yesterday. They hate me, I'm the worst mom ever, they love me, I'm the best mom ever. So confusing, welcome to  Motherhood.

This is for all of you out there, who today just need to know that everything is going to be all right. It is and it will be. Just hang on and let your faith show you the way. You are just having a "Mommy Moment." 

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