Mothers Day | Whitney Beth Photography | Sandy Utah Family Photographer
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother figures out there. This year was unexpectedly a hard Mother’s Day. I don’t know if it was the 9 o’clock church, the absolute struggle it was to get these pictures or the fact that there should be three more littles surrounding me.
Whatever the reason, it put me in a real emotional mood. Seeing all these posts of how everyone was spoiling their moms just made me so sad. And then guilty for feeling sad. The season of life that I am in is not one where I can sleep in, go garden for hours, take the time to actually curl my hair with a real curling iron instead of sleeping in rollers or start whatever DIY project I’ve been thinking of on a whim. I know that I’ll miss this stage once it’s gone, but I think it’s ok to feel the need for a break. I feel like I’m treading water as a mother, housekeeper, business owner, wife, etc. Each aspect needing my full attention, but only getting enough to maintain. Never moving forward.
I love these babies of mine. So much. It has taken so much to get them here, and if I have my way, there will be a few more to come. They are the reason I’ve stuck with this business of mine so long. Because while it is a lot of work, I am able to be with them at home. Those 1-2 hours where I’m gone a week allow me to have the freedom I need to create. I work because it makes me a better mom. I can love my life and my kids and still have down days. It isn’t one or the other. Both feelings can simultaneously exist.
In all honesty, I’m not even sure where I’m going with this post. So if you’ve made it to here, kudos. I think I just needed to get everything down and out of my thoughts where it was taking up space. I’m so blessed to have these little ones call me mom. That they know the key to my heart is lots of snuggles and Lenny of flowers. And that even though it stresses him out, Danny still plays photographer to get me my Mother’s Day pictures.
So if Mother’s Day is hard for you, was hard for you, was great for you; Happy Mother’s Day. Your feelings are valid. Your family loves you. I love you. Mom’s run the world.