I'M A MOM OF THREE.
Sometimes this simple fact is just so unbelievable to me. Three kids? All mine? All within three years? All beautiful and healthy and different and wonderful? I am SO blessed and I love them SO much but I still feel like I'm just playing house sometimes. Does that ever go away? I think it will once more of my good, long-term friends are married/have children, but right now, at least in my high school/college friend pool, I'm the lone wolf as far as having children goes. It is a bit isolating, to be honest. Sometimes I wonder what I would be doing if I didn't have kids, and as I compare my current life to what some of my other friends are doing (professional job, more school, travel, etc) I sometimes feel insecure or inadequate. But I just have to own it and be unapologetic and proudly defend (against my inner doubts or insecurities) my motherly calling, because there is absolutely nothing I would rather be doing than raising these three precious people.
I mean, LOOK at these boys. My sons! So happy and buoyant and loving and beloved.
I can do this. We can do this, whatever we are doing at this point in our lives. It is worth it and important and challenging and rewarding. The grass is greenest RIGHT HERE, where we are.