Every mother can say at one time or another that they’ve had to juggle. It seems that juggling is mainly what we do. From the moment they place our sweet baby in our arms, even until they are grown and gone! Not to discredit all the wonderful men, fathers, and husbands but you just can’t compete with mom. I love my husband, but sometimes he doesn’t understand what being a mom really means. And I know men will just retort that woman don’t understand the makings of a man. What do you think? (Comment below)
At the same time, fathers are the best toy. Fathers have energy, child-like wit, and a never ending need to make his kids smile. Some might even say that fathers are big kids a heart. When it comes down to having a good time, dads do it best! You agree? (Comment below)
When Dave and I learned we were having a child we both vowed to equally share all the weight — 50/50. Somehow that vow was broken. I love my husband so much but he will never quite understand all the little things I do that really keeps us going. Just like I won’t understand the little things he does. That’s what I love about being a mom and having him as a father. Whenever I can’t do something for Elizabeth we can tag team. And whenever Dave can’t do for Elizabeth, though he might not want to always admit, that’s when I come in. Being a mom or dad is more than the gender roles society has placed.
To be honest, I HATE comparing moms and dads against each other because both are so vital to a healthy, loving family. I don’t care what anyone says, everyone needs a mom and a dad. Not to step on anyone toes, but having too much of mom and not enough dad can lead to some serious family imbalances. I don’t care about statistics, surveys, or polls, I’m speaking from simple, obvious truth and heart. Without a mother, a young girl won’t know how to be a proper lady, show true inner beauty, and understand her birthright as a woman. Without a father, a young boy won’t have an example of manhood to follow. He won’t understand that respect is earned, then given. Fathers demonstrate how to treat a lady with care, how to provide, and how to stand despite struggles. A mother shows how to handle herself physically, emotionally, and financially. Without both parents, something lacks. Do you agree? (Comment below)
I hate to think about my daughter living the rest of her life without her father or any father figure. I don’t even want to think about her not having me in her life. That’s why I’m so grateful and passionate about being a mother because some people can’t be. For whatever reason, I cherish having my daughter because she could amongst the many who have no mom or dad.