A mother’s life is constant sacrifice…

A mother’s life is constant sacrifice; she leaves the door open when she goes to bathroom so she doesn’t miss a sound, she shares the last piece of the coveted chocolate she found, she loses that extra hour of sleep so desperately needed because someone crawled in her bed, at the crack of dawn, she hangs up the call with the friend she misses terribly to change a diaper, she is the last to shower because she has to help with the other ones, she turns off her music to play something more appropriate, she cries in the emergency room but not because she is the patient, she goes outside instead of checking her email because someone wants to play on the swing set, she skips a needed night out because someone has a fever, she gives up her afternoon runs because soccer practice begins, she stands up while eating because someone always needs a refill, she records her favorite TV shows because she is too tired at night to watch them, she spends the last five dollars in her wallet to buy someone a snack instead of her coffee, she gives up her career to stay home and be a mother, she puts her dreams on hold because there just isn’t even time to think about them… One can never truly understand how much a mother gives of herself… until one becomes one… © Jodi Healy

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