There are days when I remember all the traveling I did before kids.
There are days when I remember all the nights I stayed up until late and woke up whenever I wanted to.
There are days I remember how much fun it was to just pick up my keys and head out to the store without having to worry about anyone but myself.
There are days when I remember what it’s like not to have a care in the world.
There are days when I remember getting to use the bathroom in peace, or take a long hot bubble bath without interruption.
There are days when I remember what my body looked like before kids.
But then I realize although I don’t have those things going on anymore I have so much more…
Now I know what it’s like to feel another human being grow inside of me.
Now I know what it’s like to see a child’s first breath.
Now I know the magic of Santa Clause through a child’s eyes
Now I known what it’s like to truly travel to Neverland or Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory through the eyes of a child.
Now I know what it’s like to hold a little being in my hands and know they depended on me more than anything the world.
Now I known what unconditional love really is.
Now I know now what it’s like to love something so much I would give my life for it.
I know now that my life will never be the same and although it’s different it’s better because I have my kids.
Comments & Reviews
I love this! I was missing my free time, and then looked at my son, and realized this is the best time of my life.
Lara Clinton says
This is beautiful! Sometimes I feel like our world today wants to make kids only look like a burden, not a blessing, and that our “lives are over” just like they are when we get married lol. Nicely said!
April Farley says
Life is one continuous stage after another. Always changing & expanding . It is a beautiful thing. The children grow up so quickly though when you are in the middle of raising them it does not feel that way. It does though . Then your house will be quiet for awhile. Then soon enough the children come back with children of their own and your home is filled with the familiar sounds of bustling busyness & a whole new love will grow in your heart for Gran children. You do not think you could ever love anyone as much as you do your own children … Then the Grands come along. Boy oh boy ! It will shock and amaze you at the magnitude of feelings you will have for them. Enjoy this time ! It is a beautiful part of your journey.
Amy Wright says
Every stage in life seems to have its blessings and struggles. And I totally agree with the previous comment that it’s important not to look back or forward in life, as if that’s where the true living is. My days may feel more exhausting now with a one year old, but I can’t imagine life without him now… with all his giggles, silliness, and babbling.
bianca roman says
this is so true!! i find myself remembering the days before having my son, but then i think..his chuckles and his hugs are so much better than going out late!
You’re picture of your children is so cute, darling babies! I agree with everything you said, very nice. My kids are getting older and I already miss the days where they depended on me completely!
Nicely said. My husband and I have felt like this numerous times, but then we look at how our little girl is growing and the milestones she is making and realize this is a new great chapter in our lives.
Rita Spratlen says
My kids are grown now. I have all of those things you were talking about. I have the power to do what I want. But, I miss those days when I didn’t! It is so strange how when we have something we wish it the other way at times.
So true! As humans we become so consumed in the discomfort of now or longing for before that we don’t see the gifts in front of our noses 🙁
This is so beautiful! I love it! And it’s so true. Thank you for writing this, I was really blessed!
Thank you! & Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Kelly Faber says
Such a sweet post and SO true! I just had my first months ago and although it has been a huge adjustment, he’s been a huge blessing and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
IT’s so true!
Beth Blanchard says
Being a mom has always been something I felt was my calling. No, I don’t get to sleep as much as I like, or do my nails as often, or have a clean house, but my life is so much better and more full because of my children!!
Christina Strapp says
I like this! My life has changed so much since having my daughter but it has changed for the better. She makes me a better person although she can cause a lot of stress.lol. But I love her so very much and wouldn’t change a thing.
It’s all natural feelings 🙂