Motherhood is hard. When you are a mother, you are "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are no holidays, no extra pay for overtime, and you cannot simply take a "mental health" day when you need a break. Like any other "job," there are good days when everything goes smoothly, everyone works together, and you feel successful. Also like any other job, there are days that are just plain hard; days when nothing goes your way, when everyone is fighting, and when everything seems to fall apart.
I wrote a post on one of those days several months ago. When I wrote this particular post, my hubby had been traveling for work the better part of three weeks, the days had been hectic, and everything had been a struggle. I finally got the kids to bed, sat down with my computer, and just let the words flow. I hesitated to publish it then because I don't ever want readers to think that I take for granted how blessed I am to have my three beautiful daughters. I love them dearly and I love being a mom. Sometimes, though, it is hard and I just need a reprieve.