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Sometimes We Say Things

by | Aug 27, 2016

Sometimes we say things, and we have to say them out loud because it makes them more convincing.

FINALLY, I can get a cute handbag now that I don’t need those diaper compartments and sections for baby gear.

Because we’re sad that the days of diapered bums and lugging baby gear are over, and it’s sad to leave such a special and transformative time behind.

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Thank goodness the nursing days are over and I can get a full night’s rest!

Because we miss the long days and nights of equal parts chaos and quiet, snuggling close and deep breathing baby head smell.

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We’re having so much fun now that the kids are more independent. 

We are, but now we’re starting to think about not being as needed, or needed at all, and while it’s a far cry from where we are right now, it will someday be reality.

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I’m so relieved I don’t have to yank my homeschooled kids out of bed and deal with buses and homework.

Because every hour of every day, we wonder whether or not the hardest and most high-stakes decision we’ve ever made was the right one.

Ah, motherhood – so strange. Celebration and mourning over the same milestones. Sure, we’ve found bright shiny silver linings. But we can’t pretend the clouds aren’t there. Clouds aren’t all bad; after all, rain helps things grow.

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