A dear aunt of mine (who is really Troy’s aunt but I claim as my own) wrote some inspiring words about motherhood matters a few years ago. She has five mostly grown children and a whole lot of perspective on mothering. I have often kept her words in the forefront of my mind as I’ve battled through my own trenches of motherhood.
I try to remember these words from a wise mother who was in my shoes whenever I find myself longing for “me time.” Doing double duty is no doubt a tough job. But the rewards of soaking up moments with our children are among the greatest. I am trying my best to recognize the double portion of love, satisfaction, and meaning that comes with the noble task of mothering.