I don’t have many hobbies outside of my home.

I don’t have many hobbies outside of my home.
I love my day job but it’s not my true passion.
I imagine I’m described as an absent friend.
And right now, that’s more than okay.
Because I’m in the thick of it.
Because I can’t do it all.
Because I can’t be it all.
This crazy, chaotic period of time I dreamt of for so long will be over in the blink of an eye.
And they come first.
They’re what I do best.
Raising this young family we created.

I’m an ordinary woman.
But I am a great Mother.
Even when I’m exhausted.
Even when it feels as if nothing is good enough.
Even on the days I just can’t be bothered.
It’s not always perfect, in fact some days are bloody hard work.
But we muddle through, kiss, cuddle, and try harder the following day.
If all they remember is my presence, I’ve succeeded.
That Mummy gave them her all and then some.
Just for them.
Unapologetically forever and always them.
They’re my life’s greatest achievements.
My children.

Written by our beautiful contributing writer Lacey Owen. You can check out more of her work over at @laced_with_love_blog