Very often I get asked what I do for a living. What my job is. And I usually answer “I am just a mom”. Just a mom… Not only does this answer bug me when I give it to people but it actually upsets me right now writing it down.
Why is it that we say ‘just a mom’? As if being a mom is not important…
Being a mom is such an important task. It is actually a huge task.
We are here 24/7. There are no public holidays, no weekends and no vacations in our lives.
We are nurses and teachers, superheroes and princesses, fairies and cowgirls.
We cook, we clean, we read and sing.
We might be mean but we are there if tears need to be wiped, if a band aid needs to be applied.
We are drivers, bakers and fashion designers.
We can do it all and maybe even more.
We can not sleep if one of our little ones is sick, watch over them until we know they are better.
We are there for them, when they need us and it does not matter what time of the day it is.
24 hours, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. We are there. With our love, with our heart, with our soul.
We are not ‘just a mom’. We are ‘a mom’. And there are millions of reasons to be proud of it.