Being a mother is so many things. It is what all the cliches say; rewarding, challenging, the best thing on earth. It is all of these things and more. And any mother can try to put into words what they feel about their calling as a mother, but until you’re there, there really are no words; just overwhelming love. And even using “love” feels inadequate. I’m in love with my children. They are perfect.
This week has been challenging, each of my children are in very different stages with very unique needs. They inspire me and make me want to be better. They take me to my knees faster than anything. They are perfect little spirits trying to teach me that life is much more simpler than I am making it. It doesn’t have to be this hard, it doesn’t have to be about petty choices, it is about our family and that is all.
A couple of years ago my eldest turned three and there were tears almost daily from either one of us or sometimes from both. It was a trying time. Just as she was learning to be strong and independent and think for herself (which I’m so grateful for) I was learning to be a mom of a 3-year-old. We’ve grown a lot. But I had a simple phrase that reminded me daily to take a step back, breathe, and let things go.
Last year on Mother’s day my husband spoiled me, but the best gift of all was when he signed my Mother’s Day card with our daughter’s name. He finally agreed to let me name the little one I was pregnant with Aspen. My baby had a name. To celebrate this Mother’s Day I want to share it with you in a printable. It is very simple, but that is the entire point. Download Let Them Be Little