I don’t have many hobbies outside of my home.

I love my day job but it’s them I long for.

I imagine I’m described as an absent friend.

And right now, that’s more than OK.

Because I’m in the thick of it.

Because I can’t do it all.

Because I can’t be it all.

This crazy, chaotic period of time I dreamt of for so long will be over in the blink of an eye.

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They come first. 


They’re what I do best.

Raising our young family.

I’m an ordinary woman.

But I am a great mother.

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Even when I’m exhausted.

Even when it feels as if nothing is good enough.

Even on the days I just can’t be bothered.

I give my all and then some.

Just for them.

Always for them.

Unapologetically forever and always them.

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When the end comes, if all they remember was my presence, I’ve succeeded. 

They’re my life’s greatest achievements.

My children.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page 

Lacey Owen

Lacey Owen is a busy New Zealand Mom of three gorgeous children who provide the basis for her blog @Laced with Love; experiences along her journey to becoming a Mother and all that Motherhood entails such as miscarriage, birth, ill babies, secondary infertility and raising young children. She works part time as a health professional and is a self confessed crazy cat lady!