Every day it is go, go, go. Moving from one moment to the next:
Waking up the children.
Seeing that they are ready to go to school.
Ensuring that homework is done.
Washing dishes and cleaning up.
People say that a mother’s work is never done – and I have felt the truth of that statement since I have become a mother. There were times when I had no time to breathe, no time for myself. I had lost myself in my role of mommy and my life revolved around the children in my life.
Now as my children enter their teens, I find I have a little time to breathe, to find that time for myself. To become, a little, the person I was before they came into my life. Sometimes we take the time to breathe together: we watch a movie, or read together. Sometimes go for a walk. I enjoy these moments and am thankful for them even though I realise a mother’s work is never done – just that the nature of the work with my teenage daughters has changed.
Do you find time to breathe?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: exhale)