Every once in a while I read a blog post that I want to share. Today is one of those days.
This post about motherhood says a lot of things that every person contemplating parenthood should read. Being pregnant, giving birth, being a parent (but, I think, being a mother in particular) is hard. Really hard. Really super amazing and life changing. Really growth-inducing. Really, really good for you. But REALLY HARD.
Anyone who goes into motherhood thinking that it's all giggles and goos and love and pretty clothes is in for a rude awakening. It's life. Real life. It's messy and ugly and beautiful. And it's totally worth it. But don't do it until you're ready for it.
If you feel so inclined, please read the post. She said an awful lot of things that reflect how I experienced motherhood. It's good to know you aren't alone.