Ode to Motherhood

I launder clothes I do not wear.

I make beds I did not lie in.

I wash dishes I did not use.

I dust rooms I do not reside in.

I mop up pee I did not spray on the floor.

I clean up toothpaste left in the sink I did not drop.

I pick up toys I did not play with.

I shine mirrors and faucets I did not use.

But

taking care of these children I gave birth to,

in a family I helped create,

with a husband whom I love very deeply,

in a house I helped choose,

and worked hard to make a home,

full of furniture, memories, and pictures all over,

is the single best gift I’ve ever been given

(even if, despite the joys, it’s chock-full of hard work, repetition, and stress).

My what-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up job-wise may have always changed when I was younger,

but becoming a wife and a mother was always at the top of the list.

I always wanted to be someone’s wife and a mom to many.

Dream come true.

May your Mother’s Day be filled with love, laughter, and full of joy (and pampering).

happy mothers day
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