“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” – David Allen
Is it me or does time speed-up after you have a child? I can’t believe the year is almost over! One minute I had a new born, now I have an eight month old daughter with two teeth, who loves to wave and say, “Hi!”
I know it is barely November, but seriously, where did the year go? I am always on the go, planning my next day, hour or week. It is as if so much has happened and by always planning my next day or move, I haven’t had much time to just sit back and reflect upon it all. So, I am sitting on my couch, sipping on some tea, my daughter is napping, and so is my fiancé napping. It is just me, my laptop and my tea.
Motherhood is a constant learning experience. After every decision I make, and the stages that my child goes through, I learn from it. No matter how tough the decisions and stages may be, one thing I have learned is that we get through it. With a little faith in ourselves, patience and some strength – we get through it.
The stages we get through are temporary such as, colic, teething, and eating solids. Then soon, we move onto school and starting college! With each stage we need patience. We need patience for our child, patience with our partner, and most of all, patience with ourselves. One stage ends and another one starts, but most of all we get through it.
If you’re frantic about having an abundance of laundry, worried about the never ending dishes, or your living room is untidy – it will get done. Sometimes, we get ourselves worked up, trying to stay on top of everything, when really, we just need to slow down and relax. I follow some popular Instagram moms and always wondered how they managed to keep a house so tidy, with such perfectly placed pillows. In a way, that is what makes their profile attractive to keep their followers engaged and gain more. As a photographer, cropping, lighting and staging photos goes a long way. So no need to compare. We are all mothers at the end of the day and we are all just getting through it.
If you ever get to take a moment to yourself, without the worries or stress, just remember to tell yourself that it will get done and you will get through it.