Motherhood Isn’t Pretty

Motherhood isn’t always pretty. There are a lot of pretty, and nice things about it. But it isn’t always so. For example, I just got home from a camping trip, and the baby and I are sick. This is what gets posted to social media:

But in reality, it looks more like this:

The house is a mess. My hair… it’s bad. I haven’t brushed my teeth. My whole body hurts from being sick and taking care of a sick baby. I need to shower, and do dishes, and finish sweeping, and unpack from camping, and and and…

But instead, I do none of those things. I just be a mom. And that’s okay. Being a mom isn’t always pretty, and often it’s so exhausting. But it’s beautiful at the same time. I wouldn’t choose anything else right now, regardless of how awful I feel and how awful my house looks, than to snuggle this baby literally all day and night. I may be exhausted from no sleep, feel crummy because I too am sick, but soon enough she won’t need my snuggles. So for now, nothing else matters.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 
Galatians 6:9

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