Today is Mother’s Day, so I thought it would be fitting to write a blog post about Fathers Day. Ha, not really. So back onto Mother’s Day. I would love to start by giving a shout out to my mum. My mum is one of the strongest and bravest women I know. She, not only has birthed us six kids but still looks flipping amazing. She has taught me so much about how to be a wife, a friend and a leader. I look up to her in so many ways, and when I have children of my own, I know I will be crawling back to her for help!
I can’t wait to become a mum. It has been a dream for so long now. Sometimes, I get frustrated and angry that we aren’t already trying, but then I eat some chocolate, donuts and cheesecake and calm down; remind myself God is in control and to not let the fear get the best of me. But I know how hard it is. Since being diagnosed with Endo, it has been so hard to not live in the fear that being mum, might not happen for me; or at least in the way I thought it would.
So my next shout out goes to all the women who struggle their way through Mothers Day. The desire to be a mum can be consuming. Just the other week, I cried in Coles, because I saw a pregnant woman. True story. I just stood there, holding my pasta sauce, crying. Not my finest moment, but I couldn’t help it. Sometimes my hormones basically scream “baby” at me. Jords and I aren’t even trying for kids and I’m scared. So, for all the women who have been trying for ages, or considering what their next steps are, Happy Mothers Day. You are brave, and you are strong.
Hormones are a crazy thing, so I just want to acknowledge all the different emotions that happen throughout today!
Ps. My dog had a phantom pregnancy…. So she is basically as hormonal as me. Poor her.