sleep deprivation becomes our normal.
Newborns are cute
but are in need of attention all hours of the day and night.
describes motherhood well:
Yes, tired face,
when even a shower does nothing to perk you up,
a whole pot of coffee
is still not enough;
no make-up, hair in a pony-tail, and p.j.'s all day;
I have recently learned sleep-deprivation,
brought on by a newborn,
is not so bad.
Things can be worse.
brought on by two,
or more kids,
with the cold/flu bug,
at the same time;
yes, that's worse!
I've been reminded why my linen closet is over-stuffed
with what would appear to be too many "extra" sheets and pillows;
it finally makes sense to me why my own mother's closet was much the same.
all women are mothers;
raise your coffee mug with me:
Here's to our tired faces.
May we encourage one another,
tell each other,
"The dark circles, and blood-shot eyes, don't matter,
you are more beautiful than you've ever been!"
And, now that we have first-hand experience of how tough you've got to be
to survive motherhood,
remember to thank the woman who raised you.
When you thank her,
notice her face:
Tired goes away
and is replaced by a deep, gentle, joyful love;
it's good to be a mom.
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