Updated: Oct 14, 2018
In motherhood, as in life you have the ups and downs, the ebbs and flows, to feel balance is, I think, the goal.
I've realised in motherhood - as in life, if I accept these phases, the changes in routine, the mess, the moods, my feelings then I feel more free that if I dwell on them and work them into my daily life.
I was in my little girls room and I stumbled across a glass painting that my aunt had given me, I think as a christening present. It has beautiful blue painted flowers and a prayer.
The words ran true to me, and since I've read it, mulled it over and put it into practice I've felt a lot lighter, a lot freer and more able to do life (well today anyway!)
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
and Wisdom to know the difference"
I've accepted that for now, in this season of life I am here for my daughter, I may not pop out quite so much for an adult drink or meal, I may snuggle her all the time, my house isn't the cleanest, neither is my diet. But these are all working progresses. I accept that I can change and I soon will.
For coping with our moods, we just ride them out, accept that we are having a snuggly duvet day and embrace it, I've always kept a reminder of
"This Too Shall Pass"
and believe me it does! all too quickly!!
I might not get it right all the time, I still make mistakes, blame myself, or others.. But I'm only human (after all)
Each day is a blessing, and I know I can change my mood as and when I feel able to.
I hope you feel accepting of your moods, and able to change what you can.
Always remember .. you are doing an amazing job! <3