This is me,
in a bathroom selfie
Shutting the bathroom door,
to hide away,
hoping for a moment of peace and quiet;
5 minutes to give myself a pep talk,
to quiet my soul
before stepping back out into the fray.
My kids are currently 11,
and 6 years old;
it's a rare 5 minutes that go by without one of my children saying:
you've longed to hear yourself called "the name"
until it's the only name you hear.
Now you just wish you could tag out,
like in a WWE match.
Whether it's because things are going so well,
you'd like to stop and preen your feathers;
you've been pummeled so badly
you need someone to step in
while you lick your wounds,
bandage yourself up,
and try again.
Motherhood, isn't what I thought it would be!
Sometimes it's worse,
sometimes it's better;
when looking back over the decade of mothering
that's behind me...
My life has been filled with brilliant bursts of living,
and laughter-filled memories,
because of the children that have been a part of it all.
I guess I wouldn't change a thing.
Giving my all to raise you up!