Reason twenty why I’m ready for number four
The mind is a funny thing. It tells you what you can and can’t do, when quite honestly, the majority of the time, you can regardless. When I was crawling through the mud in the pit with rain pouring down during basic training, mouth full of dirt, hair matted down, sweaty and near tears, I looked up at the sky and let the rain wash my face. It’s just that simple sometimes. I found that moment to calm down and realize that life isn’t that damn difficult if I just put one foot in front of the other – or in this case, arm.
I’m not saying being a parent is a picnic. It isn’t. It’s truly hard work, and 99% mental. But when you have that rain in your face moment and realize that if you just stay consistent, give it your all and always be honest to yourself, sometimes it’s a little easier.
This morning a photo popped up on my side bar and remembered why I have the kids I have. Why I may complain about getting up ten times at night or having to do extra dishes or the fact that there’s nearly always someone hanging off of me.
And then I thought to myself, as I have many times in my life: life isn’t supposed to be so damn difficult. Live in the moment, complain when necessary, but always remember that the bottom line: I wouldn’t have it any other way.