The Other Truth About Motherhood

November 22, 2013 — 3 Comments

Having shared one hilariously true video last week, I think it’s only fair that I share this one today.

I saw it for the first time a moment ago, Brother L standing behind me in the chair where I’m sitting, his arms wrapped around my neck. I watched this two-minute video of mamas doing the million little things that mamas do, while he rubbed my hair into knots and pulled it over and around my head and said, “There, mama. I fixed yo hayuh.”

Then he gave me a kiss on the cheek for the promise of more apple juice in his car cup with the broken straw.

Everything in last week’s video is true. But this is still the world’s best job.

Happy Friday, friends.

3 responses to The Other Truth About Motherhood

  1. I had been avoiding watching that as it floated around FB. Not sure why…maybe because I’m not totally into this motherhood thing right now? I’m so tired. So. Tired. But this was beautiful and reminded me of the beauty that is forged in the pushing through, the carrying on, through fatigue. Depression. Grief. Anxiety. The harder we push, the more that diamond in the rough shines. And the beauty is found and seen not only in these amazing people we get to watch grow, but perhaps most brilliantly in my own heart. It’s a painful process, but it is beautiful.

  2. This is so beautiful. And so what I need to see and hear. I’ve been wresting the last two weeks with the decision to be a stay at home mom. I’m a little over 33 weeks pregnant. I think motherhood is my calling, and a calling is a gift from God. I think that not all journeys God calls us to be on are what we expect….And I’m here for this process. However exhausted I might be, I hope I can remember it’s wonder & beauty.

  3. i loved it. of course made me tear up. it makes me truly realize what a blessing it is to be called a mother.

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