The roller coaster ride of motherhood
The extreme highs and the darkest lows
The triumphs and the challenges
The miracle of life which is soon followed by the overwhelming responsibility that this beautiful life brings
The overwhelming love for your babies faced with the loss of yourself
The companionship and the feeling of isolation all rolled into one
The amazement and fulfillment of your new life verse the grieving of the things you can no longer do
The independence and freedom of your relationship, which soon becomes the difficulty of finding time as a couple
The joy of always having your babies close, mixed with the yearning of having time just for you
The calm, loving voice that can be raised in a way that you don't like
The gratitude and appreciation of the small things that is replaced with stress and tears on the hard days
The days when you know that you are doing the best you can mixed with the times that this never feels enough
With the kisses, the cuddles and the "I love yous" comes the realisation and overwhelming anxiety that you could never go on without your babies.
Embrace this roller coaster ride of motherhood. Allow yourself to ride through the motions of feeling the pain on the hard days and savouring the joys and blessings every other day.