Life doesn’t come with a manual…it comes with a Mother

My Mom left yesterday after spending a week with us here in Lubbock, and I wish she would have stayed forever! There is something so comforting about having your mom with you. She has known my soul since day 1 on this Earth, so there’s nothing that we cant talk about or laugh over. I love her so much. She has helped me so much on my own journey of motherhood. She has gotten many a phone calls asking about fevers, rashes, and eating habits. She is there to laugh with me through the tears and give me courage. She is my biggest cheerleader in this amazing, but sometimes rough road of being a mommy. I hope to be able to have the same relationship with my own girls. 🙂

This Mother’s Day I feel so lucky to have Bailey and Claire. Motherhood may not be the most glamorous job… (I am sitting here with no makeup, dark bags under my eyes from not sleeping longer than 2.5 hours for days on end, my hair in half of its bun from this morning, wearing baggy clothes since my cute clothes don’t fit postpartum yet, and those clothes are covered in spit up, sweat, and unknown sticky substances that I am assuming was Bailey’s dinner…) but I wouldn’t trade jobs with anyone in the world. One day I will be more put together (more sleep and hopefully in my cute clothes again…) but what will always be a constant is being a Momma to those two little girls. They are my world. They are so forgiving and so loving. They make me want to be a better person. They give me purpose, and remind me that there is still some good in this crazy scary world.

My mom has told me something many times since I have been a mother and it has brought me great comfort on days when I feel like I have been such a poopy mommy. She said that I may not be a perfect mother…but I am the perfect mother for my kids.

That’s all I can ever hope to be.

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

 

 

 

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