I've been reading fabulous things about Mother's lately.
Encouraging things written by fellow bloggers, the release of Mother Letter's and subsequent link-ups, and little quotes here and there in preparation for Mother's Day.
They are great. They are correct, they have encouraged my heart so very much.
But behind this Mommy is a Daddy who makes this Mommy the kind of Mommy she is.
I know it's not the case with everyone, but for me it is.
I would not be who I am, without the Daddy in this family.
He is the calm to my chaos.
He is the steady to my motion.
He is the encourager to my frustration, the joy to my sadness.
When I am burnt out or needing a break, he gives it to me, graciously.
He doesn't use his words or actions to destroy, but to build me up and strengthen.
I am more patient with the boys, and more steady as a Mom because of what he provides for me.
I am so incredibly blessed to be a stay at home Mom, which was my hearts desire from before we had Jack.
He works hard, and budgets hard so that I can stay home and raise our children.
He knows exactly what I do during the day, and he constantly tells me how amazing I am and how incredible it is that I do it day in and day out and how I do it with grace and consistency.
I never feel under-appreciated or taken for granted.
He comes home from a long day of work and plays with the boys, and does the dishes after dinner and helps keep the laundry moving. He keeps the boys from under my feet if I'm baking or cooking, he comes home and is immediately Daddy.
The support I get from him makes me the Mommy I am.
I am incredibly blessed.
Motherhood is hard. That's not new news.
We need to support and encouragem and lift up each other as Mother's and speak life into one another and give one another grace and I am so thankful for those in my life that do.
I am thankful for the letter's I read and the blogs I read that give me that extra dose each day to keep on keeping on.
In this house, the Daddy....the Daddy gives this Mommy that same love, support, life and encouragement every day.
Yes, Mother's Day fast approaches and Father's have a day for them too, but I wouldn't be the Mommy I am without my husband.
That's just the truth.
That's just the truth.
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