We should all be proud

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I know it’s not just me.  I know I am not the only one that feels this way.

I worked extra hard today. I got up made my husband’s lunch for work, fixed breakfast,  did 2 loads of laundry, I cleaned out a big portion of my garage, deep cleaned my kitchen, made sure all the dishes ended up in the laundry and cared for and kept 3 little boys alive and happy. I stopped numerous times during those tasks to deal with my son who apparently can’t hear or understand english because other than that I have no explanation for his complete defiance today. Yet as proud as I am of myself,  I still feel like I didn’t do enough.

I think in the back of my mind of all the moms that have it harder than me. Because 2 of those little boys went home with my brother once he got off work. None of the 3 boys have special needs and despite my toddler’s inability to follow any requests today he can hear, speak and see. I think of all of these things a split second after I felt proud of myself and then start to feel like I didn’t do enough. I still have laundry to fold and more laundry to do. My cleaning is not even close to done.

Here is the message I have for myself and for all of us today. We should be proud. Maybe you didn’t get any chores done or maybe you are a mom to 6 kids. Maybe you have high or special needs children and every day is a struggle for you. Maybe you worked a full-time job and came home and cooked dinner or you picked it up on the way home. To be honest it doesn’t matter what your situation is you can be proud that your kids are alive and loved.

Don’t belittle yourself, your abilities or accomplishments. I have been trying to make more goals and get more done everyday. Some days I succeed and some days I fail. But when my boy hugs me and gives me a kiss goodnight it reminds me that my job was done. He knows he is loved. And really as moms isn’t that our most important job?


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