I am incredibly spoiled. My husband works pretty regular hours during the week, and when he's home with us on weekends, he wants to do nothing but play. So when he told me he had to go away for two straight weeks for training for work, I felt like I got punched in the gut. Then I got to thinking...
I thought about one of my best friends, who spent the better part of her 20s as a single mom, working full time, going to school part time to earn her Master's degree, all the while raising one of the most incredible little girls I've ever known. I thought about my neighbor, whose husband was deployed with the Navy for 8 months this past year. The girl did the work of both parents AND full time student, never asking for help and rarely accepting help when it was offered. To say these women are amazing is a gross understatement.
My Glimpse Into Motherhood this week is a glimpse into what a mere snippet of their experiences as mothers has been. I know my husband is safe, and my time on my own with my girls is finite and brief in comparison to 8 months for the military wife...or 7 years for the single mom. I can get through 2 weeks alone, and I'll get by with a little help from my friends. Say hello to my little friends:
Having really cute and funny kids helps too though:
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