Today I cried out of frustration. Murphy’s Law was in full effect, no one was listening to me and it seemed our day was completely chaotic. I could feel the disappointment welling up inside me and the tears came.
Today I cried tears of pain. Being an overly tired mom, I found myself walking into door jams, stepping on sharp toys and after an accidental headbutt from my oldest resulting in a busted lip, the tears fell.
Today I cried out of desperation. Both my children were having a meltdown. Emotions were high and I was trying everything I could to soothe, solve and alleviate their feelings of frustration, but nothing I was doing worked. I felt desperate. I felt alone. I needed to cry.
Today I cried tears of joy. Happiness overwhelmed me as I lay on the floor and let my children and husband take turns tickling me. I laughed like a child, so hard that I cried.
Today I cried knowing how extremely blessed I am. No one tells you at your baby shower how hard motherhood is going to be. No one warns you of the frustration, pain, loneliness or desperation you are going to feel, but no one can describe the reward of it all either. You just can’t put it into words.
As a mother, you are going to cry tears of joy, pain, disappointment, stress and many many more emotions. Embrace the tears. The good cries, the bad cries, even the ugly cries and know you are blessed to have these beautiful moments, no matter how hard.