I have have been a mommy for a little over 2 years
That's 28 months
Which is 876 days
Or you could say 21,024 hours
When broken down like that it doesnt seem all that long.
But I feel like it was a lifetime ago that it was the two of us. Before Ethan.
Now to warn you I'm about to go all mom on you... So if you are a guy this may not be entertaining... If you have no interest to face the reality of being a mom...Or if you don't want to read my mom confessions....
Then this post is not for you ::smile::
I'm laughing here... Oh boy...
So I was doing laundry...I noticed my underwear.
They are quite... Eh worn
I told J I really needed to get some underwear.
He asked when was the last time I had gotten any new ones...
I had to literally sit down and think. Think. And think.
Oh moms...I really hope I'm not alone here.
I have not bought new undies since I was pregnant with E.
What in the world is wrong with me?
I started to think... When did I by last bra?
Two years ago!?
When did I buy my last pair of decent shoes?
May 2014... And they were a present.
When was the last time I had a professional hair cut?
Summer... Over 9 months ago
J was all, "that is going to change" "you need to take care of yourself" ....
All I could think of was the book party coming up and how I was going to budget for Ethan to these great alphabet cards... And he needs bigger shirts... J needs some more t-shirts
You see the pattern here?
I know I'm not alone. I seen my mom do these same things.
She would wear her Ked's until they were sporting holes.
This is a picture of my family (minus my older sister) circa 1993-94.
This is one of favorite pictures.
Guys, I had a great mom. I wrote a whole post about her in my post I am determined
We as moms are born with this drive to do the best for our kids
When I see my mom in this picture I see a mom who made sure everyone got their matching outfits
Then there was no desire to make herself look perfect or there wasn't enough time. If I remember correctly we probably had new clothes on for the vacation and my mom is wearing one of my dad's older shirts.
My mom is beautiful isn't she? She still is.
But as I've been working on this blog post a scripture keeps coming to my heart
Love the Lord with all your heart
Love your neighbor as yourself
When Jesus says this I don't think he means be haughty or prideful.
But to realize your worth in Christ.
Your made in his image... He loves you.
You are a priority to him!
Listen, I get it...I am one of those moms that my kid is my life. Josh and I enjoy him so much. We adore him.
But I want him to see me love myself so that he has a healthy view of what a mother and wife look like.
Moms... It's okay to buy ourselves underwear or get a new bra. Stop feeling guilty.
Invest in yourself.
If that means needing a morning away so you can spend some time in the Bible or in prayer
If that means going to counseling ... Having a mental wellness day
Sometimes that means saying no to all the "stuff" your kids do not need
It's important that we see our value... Our sons, daughters, niece's, and nephews are watching.
So this Valentine's day love yourself single, married, in a relationship... Love yourself... Than do as Christ says go shower love on someone else.
My love to everyone!
PS Check out J's YouTube channel "Sometimes I Say Things" .... Video below is a collaboration with us talking about one of our favorite things....food! Top 5 burgers and sandwiches with special guest Aunt Lala