Its been a little over a week since I wrote that post about how I wasn’t going to let anyone or anything stand in the way of my goals in where I wanted to be in my mind, body and spirit, and I’m sure many of you are wondering…how is it going…has she fallen off that horse yet?
No not exactly. I still have the drive and the will to change things, unfortunately things do get in the way. My six-year-old has been so ill the last 3 days I had to pick him up from school and he’s been pretty much in bed since monday with high fevers. When your child is sick, the world does kind of stop and revolve around them. Today (hopefully) will be his first day going back to school. Parenthood does that to you sometimes and its no wonder moms and dads tend to put themselves last to take care of their children. These last three days, I’ve had to put myself last to take care of my six-year-old. Can’t take a sick six-year-old to the gym, can’t force a sick six-year-old to walk a mile with you when that is what you really want to do. So unfortunately things do get in the way, and maybe this was a little test to see if I would give up or not. I’m not giving up! I’ve had a little set back and that doesn’t mean I’ve decided I can’t live how I want to live and dedicate a little more time tending to my own needs (when of course the time is right). Motherhood means putting everyone else’s needs above your own. But that doesn’t always have to be that way, and sometimes when something like this happens, we tend to fall back into our old ways and our “old” way of thinking. It can’t be done, I’m asking too much of myself…..blah blah blah.
Today though hopefully my son will be going to school and feeling more like his normal self. Hopefully that means I can start to resume some of the things I couldn’t when he was sick and I really hope and pray my three-year old doesn’t get sick or anyone else in the house between now and Easter. Sometimes when it rains it pours and these are the things that make us feel like we can’t accomplish the things we want to as moms and dads. It’s not because we can’t do it. WE CAN! It’s just that so much rides on our shoulders….that’s what mothers do. We take on the world and the world of our family and friends and we try to be everything to everyone, and nothing to ourselves.
If any other moms out there feel these set backs from time to time, don’t give up on your goals! It doesn’t mean they can’t be accomplished, or that there will always be something in the way. Us as moms have to take on so much and when you have small children, you are EVERYTHING to that child and they need you 24/7. If we only ever had to worry about ourselves, it would make things so much easier. You have to work around the little bumps in the road like this and get right back up on that horse when the time is right.
You can do it, and so can I!
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