I’m kind of a go-getter. Not always, sometimes I can’t go get anything.
But I have a lot of dreams and aspirations for my life. Just about every day I have new ideas of things I would love to do or accomplish someday.
I’ll write a book.
I’ll get back into shape.
I’ll start a Bible study.
I’ll create a business.
I’ll create time to see all my friends and be more social.
I’ll make my house look better.
Etc., etc., etc.
As I think of these big dreams, they usually are interrupted as I get smacked in the face with a toy or hear a kid scream and wonder if someone died.
Because I’m a mama in the thick of it.
So I resume wiping butts, giving snacks, and stepping on LEGOs, and those big dreams get placed on a shelf in the back of my mind.
I can’t do it all. I can’t do all those things I want to do because there just literally isn’t the time or energy for it.
If I’m honest, sometimes motherhood makes me feel like I have to put my dreams on hold.
The other day, as I was feeding my baby, I was thinking about this and heard a small voice in my head whisper . . .
“This is your dream.”
I was instantly flooded with a ton of emotions.
The chaos of this life is not glamorous. I rarely feel “accomplished” day to day. A lot of times we are purely living in survival mode.
But these babies of mine, and this life, is absolutely a dream come true.
They are the greatest gifts I will ever be given.
I am allowed to dream about doing other things besides being a mom, and dang it . . . I will accomplish some of these things someday.
But I don’t ever want to spend this precious and short time with my babies upset I’m not accomplishing other goals.
They aren’t an inconvenience. They aren’t a disturbance. They aren’t a burden.
They are a dream come true.
So as I sit here rocking my little loves I’ll remember:
I am not putting my dreams on hold. Right now, I’m holding my dreams.
This post originally appeared on Unraveling Motherhood with Kelli Bachara