One of Those Hard Motherhood Days…Needing a Reminder

by January Harshe on February 1, 2012

I just had one of those days. You know, where you feel like you are doing it all wrong, someone is constantly getting hurt, two of them are screaming at you at the same time throughout the day while the others need you too. All while trying to clean, cook, realizing it is 1:00 pm and I haven’t eaten yet (Oh…that’s why I feel like I am a flame spitting dragon!) and the day JUST. WONT. END.!!!!

One of those days. Can you relate? So this post is for me. And for you. A reminder that we are not perfect, but we are not supposed to be. That we are great enough and on a life long journey of motherhood.

cat and dog

“During my professional career as a doctor of medicine, I was occasionally asked why I chose to do that difficult work. I responded with my opinion that the highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother. Since that option was not available to me, I thought that caring for the sick might come close. I tried to care for my patients as compassionately and competently as Mother cared for me.

Many years ago the First Presidency issued a statement that has had a profound and lasting influence upon me. “Motherhood,” they wrote, “is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.

Because mothers are essential to God’s great plan of happiness, their sacred work is opposed by Satan, who would destroy the family and demean the worth of women.” Russell M. Nelson, “Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” Ensign, May 1999, 38

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Reannan February 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Right there with ya lady! If they weren’t hitting each other they were jumping on the furniture while I was just desperate to finish the dishes… if I only could have.made it through making dinner tonight without helping my oldest to the bathroom to throw up for the fifth time while trying not to burn the pot roast my hubby apparently didn’t feel like anyhow….awesome post for me tonight <3


Andrea February 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I just wrote something about that myself. In my personal blog. I just put my 2 and 3 year old BACK to bed for the fourth time tonight and now I’m getting ready to nurse my 3 month old. Loved this blog post thanks Mrs BWF!


Renee February 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

I posted something about this myself! I was totally feeling like I could NOT do it all and I have to get my priorities straight!

Thanks for your post. Knowing I’m not alone makes it so much easier! Truly! Love your blog and this community <3


Mandy February 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

Thanks for sharing! Those days happen for all of us!


Stephanie April 29, 2012 at 1:29 am

<3 this is so great!


Maria May 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

THANK YOU for this post! TRUE! such a relief to find another in this place of just keep swimming. I love my darlings.


jade dee williams August 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Thank you for the post I’ve been up 5 hours with my newborn now and seriously losing the will to live I’m so tired, my oh went to work Wednesday and won’t be back untill Sunday evening first time being apart since I had the baby and he normally coped with the night feeds so now I feel lost and unable to cope, missing my oh like mad whilst coping with a screaming baby 🙁


Kelly @ In the Mom Light Blog December 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Just came across your site with the quote above about motherhood and doing everything wrong. It’s great that you blogged about the day you were having almost a year ago, and it’s still touching people today!


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