We know, but I want to remind
to myself, mostly,
because, yes, we chose this journey towards and along tiny hands, tiny hearts,
But we mustn’t love every second of it
to love our children every second.
We mustn’t pretend to cherish certain days
to know we cherish this life.
This living ain’t easy,
and we don’t have to act like every moment is magic.
But let’s agree that every moment is a privilege.
Our choice to embrace this role was
that we would accept the awful,
and appreciate all the mess in between the magic.
A promise to look beyond
while doing all we can to not miss
I will be remembering my promise today.
Through gritted teeth,
I will thank God for this privilege of motherhood.
And I will be wiping a lot of butts,
wading through a lot of tantrums and
taking lots and lots of deep breaths.
We can do both.
That’s exactly what makes us these magical mothers.