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It Can Wait-What Being A Mom Has Taught Me

“You just wait, life will never be the same.” We all hear about it, but I don’t think you understand truly until you experience it. Since giving birth to my son almost 9 months ago, I have learned more about myself, my marriage and life in general than I ever thought possible. Becoming a mom has changed me in every sense of the word. I know that is frowned upon by some, and others would say that I have ‘lost myself’ but, I don’t find that to be true. I have become a better (most days), more exhausted version of myself. I have learned lesson after lesson, many lessons that my mom could look at me and say “I told you so”. Being a mom has taught me so many things, but the most important of these lessons is: “It Can Wait”. 

[Tweet theme=”tweet-box-normal-blue”]Being a mom has taught me so many things, but the most important of these lessons is: “It Can Wait”. [/Tweet]

What can wait? You may ask. The answer is simple, everything. Everything but that sweet little one (and my husband) that I am doing all of the ‘other things’ for. You see, before I was mama, I could be everything to everyone at the same time, all the time. In a sense, I still can do that and I can do it even better, but I’ve learned that some things can wait…and they need to wait. Before I was mama, I couldn’t go to sleep if there were dishes in the sink or laundry to be done. I was impatient (I still am, to a point). I was on time to everything (I think the Lord laughed at me when I said that wouldn’t change after having a baby). There’s a lesson that motherhood has taught me lately. You can’t do everything all the time. 

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More often than not, those million ‘little things’ around the house and in our social life, that tend to amount to a lot of stress can wait. The toilet doesn’t need to be scrubbed everyday. Most of the time, the dishes can wait until the morning. We won’t be naked if the laundry doesn’t get done that evening. The car may stay dirty for a few weeks (or months).We don’t have to be at every family function or travel for every holiday.   Sometimes *gasp* I need to say ‘no’ or ‘it can wait’. 

I need a break, sometimes. Sometimes, I need to sit in the floor and play with little man. Sometimes, my husband needs me to drop what I’m doing when he walks in the door and listen to him talk about his day. Sometimes, I need a vacation. There are days that ordering pizza is just easier than making dinner. And guess, what? It’s ok. Some things can wait.

The days are long but the years are short, before I know it our little one will be out and gone, and I will have plenty of time to say ‘it can’t wait’. 

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It Can Wait...What Being a Mom Has Taught Me

Andrea Bai

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

I love this post. It's so true! Our kids will remember the fun experience and quality time, they won't remember the dishes or laundry.

rowena supam sembrano

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

motherhood is the biggest turning point, in our lives as woman. you can set aside all the things but never you child.. and in consolation all bad moods or pain will be vanished when we hold our child when we hug and kiss them, everything seem to be fine.

Loving Living Lancaster

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

This is true, they always seem to make things better!

Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

I hate to say it, but sometimes I get too caught up in social media and then I brush aside my kids' requests for my attention. I've found that the times when I literally put my electronics out of arms reach and just be with my kids are some of the very best parts of my day.

Loving Living Lancaster

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Exactly! I am trying to make a screen free time (for myself) each day...and it's the best time of the day!

Vaishnavi

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Oh so true! I'm reminded of this quote, I had read sometime back: "Life gives us answers in 3 ways. It says 'Yes' and gives us what we want. It says 'No' and gives us something better. It ways 'Wait' and gives us the best, in its own time".

Motherhood now, gives me daily lessons on patience, which I never knew: I was capable of learning :)

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

This is so very true, I love that quote!

Amanda

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Such a true and vital lesson. In today's world of hustle and bustle, knowing how to wait to get "things" done so you can enjoy your children is so important. Even myself, a seasoned mom, still needs to take a breath and sit back and enjoy it knowing that in a blink of an eye, they will be grown up.

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Very true, they grow so fast! It's easy to get caught up in the day to day things but they are growing while we are busy with those other things!