Monday, September 13, 2010

If I knew then what I know now

My bloggy friend Brittany posted this video and I loved it and wanted to share it with you.

Becoming a mother has been the greatest blessing of my life. These two little girls have filled my life with so much love and joy. Becoming a mom has also challenged me more than I ever thought possible. It is the greatest responsibility I will ever have. Am I doing it right? Doing the right things? Saying the right things? Sometimes, I don't feel like I am. I doubt myself constantly. I have days (like today) where I feel like I'm going to go crazy if I don't get a break (followed up with a nice big feeling of guilt). I have to tell myself again and again that there is no such thing as a perfect mom and that is an unattainable goal. I am far from perfect, and that's o.k. Before I became a mom, I had all these visions of what motherhood would be like. Nothing can prepare you for it. That's why I think this video is so interesting. What would you tell yourself if you could go back to before you became a mom (knowing what you know now)?

5 comments:

Brittany said...

:) I am so glad that you are passing on the video! its so beautiful, and I hope every mom can see it!

:)

Gerri said...

Oh Jenn, thanks so much for sharing. I loved it! I actually teared up a little. I can honestly say I would have said everyone of those. Plus: Slow down and don't sweat the small stuff. And I think you are a great mom because you love your girls with all your heart and they are your first priority...that's what makes a great mom. After that, everything else falls into place eventually...take it from an expert. ;-)

septembermom said...

This was wonderful. I enjoyed it so much. I would tell myself now: "You're not perfect. It will be overwhelming. There is no right way to mother. Try your best and breathe, breathe, breathe."

SoMo Mom said...

Amazing video! And so true. Moms are too hard on themselves! Thanks for visiting on my sits day btw! I think I'm am still reeling from the blog "love"... hopefully you hung up your supermom cape & enjoyed some guilt free time!
Steph at www.southernmomentum.com

Shauna said...

SWEET! Have a great weekend! Hope you come visit and follow me too :) Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/