Why we are the greatest mums

There is a song stuck in the back of my head lately, and that’s The Greatest, from Sia. My husband told me the other day that I probably like her music since it’s not the first time I’m talking about her. I thin he’s right. After a few years,  I’ve realised that yes, I like that singer.

Anyway, I’m not planning on talking about music today, nor that I wouldn’t mind cause I love the way music inspires us, brings memories to our minds, situations, smells, people…On this occasion though I want to share with you my thoughts on why we are the greatest mums. I’m including YOU too (sorry if you’re a male reading this, nothing sexiest here -just pass the message to a mum or apply it to yourself, either way it’s fine! :D)

SO..Why we are the greatest mums?

Let me explain it to you using Sia’s words:

Uh-oh, running out of breath, but I
Oh, I, I got stamina

How many times I’ve felt that I’m running out of breath! Too many since having our second child, who is 9 months old now. This week everything felt like chaos at home, all the clean clothes piled up, dirty ones spread all over the place, floor waiting to be hoovered, dishes multiplying themselves…where was I, oh well, I was chasing my son making sure he wouldn’t choke himself with the things that he picks up from the floor, I was helping my daughter sound the letters in a language that is not my mother tongue, I was sitting down with Sam, trying to help him organise his own goals and projects.

So many things…think about yours, you probably have a long list too. Let me tell you what you also have. You’ve got stamina, just as I did too. I was about to lose it this week thinking too myself, too many things, no time, and I feel SO tired, I don’t think I can go on. Then I realise that as soon as I had that thought something else got my attention (probably baby needing to be fed) and you know what, I kept going. I went and did the next thing on my list.

STAMINA is about keep going. Do what you’re supposed to do. Have the strength, the energy to achieve what you’ve planned. Why we, mums, are the greatest? Because we ALWAYS keep going. Being the greatest is not an easy job, nobody said it would be…so let me move on to the next bit of the song.

Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes
Well, oh, I got stamina

We are the greatest because we know when to close our eyes and focus on what’s more important. Wonder-woman is a sci-fi character. Mums are the real super-women. Countless times I needed to close my eyes and see things as they really are. Again. We’ve got STAMINA, we can handle it. Life gets too heavy sometimes to carry all on our shoulders, but we have family, friends, we, particularly, have GOD as well, but even if you don’t have any of those things, you know what you’ve got? You’ve got stamina. Our own worth as human beings, regardless of our circumstances, should be enough to help us keep going.

 

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far from perfect but still the greatest.. 😉

 

And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb
But I, I, I got stamina

Being a mum is a constant challenge, whenever you think you’ve mastered something with your son or daughter there it comes, another mountain to climb. But, us mums, don’t get scared of those mountains, we dare them. We know that life can be a constant uphill path, otherwise we’d be stuck, don’t grow, don’t learn, and that is not good. You know the only people who are greater than mums? Grandmas, not for the sake of it, but because they’ve experienced motherhood, have the right perspective and enjoy the fruits of their children. They care for what matters the most. They do have stamina as well, and we can learn from them.

Uh-oh, I need another lover, be mine
Cause I, I, I got stamina

No please! No breaking marriages here, don’t add another lover to your life if you’ve already got one. 😉 But this just makes me think that we need to find the passion on the things we do. If we are living life everyday, just because we are breathing and we are just moving with the flow we are missing the greatest. Life is meant to have joy. I’ve discovered a new passion sharing my feelings and stories with all of you on this blog. We, mums, are the greatest because we find different ways to motivate ourselves, to help us keep going, to have stamina.

so mums…

Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

 

I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest

Are you alive? (rhetorical question obviously -I’m not talking to the walking dead) THEN You are the greatest. You’ve got STAMINA to keep going. I am and we are the greatest mums, cause you know what, no matter how many times we fail, how many times we think enough is enough, or how many we’d like to just give up, or sleep, no matter all that, we’ve got stamina. We wake up every day. We are strong and we can do it. Remind those words to yourself daily, you are alive, you’re the greatest, if you don’t feel like it, you’ve got the opportunity to amend it. I wouldn’t suggest that if I didn’t apply it to myself. Of the many times I’ve felt too tired for anything, I’m still here, I’m alive, and I’m the greatest.

 



15 Comments

  1. Saturday November 19th, 2016 / 03:03 AM

    Gracias hijita!!!
    La primera vez que me di cuenta que mi mami (tu abuelita/ la bisabuelita de J y E) fue cuando tenia unos 8 o 9 años y la vi sudando viniendo en el coche de comprar, pense (tontamente:…” mi mama se cansa….?? porque esta tan agitada…?”…no se por que me habia hecho a la idea (supongo inconcientemente) q mi mama podia siempre hacer “todo” y nunca se cansaria…..
    Con el tiempo descubri que en verdad podia con todo e incluso siempre estar guapa, claro es que era una “mama” , dotada con eso magico que las hace incansables o al menos haci lo parezcan.
    Gracias super mami….J y E se sentiran agradecidos siempre por tener una mami tan linda como tu.

    • elituesbay
      Saturday November 19th, 2016 / 03:09 PM

      Gracias mami! Que anécdota más bonita

  2. Saturday November 19th, 2016 / 06:32 PM

    I think a lot of parenthood is about just sticking it out! This too shall pass and all that! I love that Sia song too x

    • elituesbay
      Saturday November 19th, 2016 / 10:08 PM

      So true Naomi! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  3. Friday November 25th, 2016 / 10:06 PM

    Precioso post. y tomo el mensaje también para mí, por mucho que sea un hombre padre. Al menos en lo de no rendirme y seguir adelante, que la paternidad y la crianza de mis mellizos a veces también se nos hace muy cuesta arriba y muy agotadora.
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    • elituesbay
      Friday November 25th, 2016 / 10:45 PM

      Sin duda Jose. Totalmente aplicable para todos. Gracias por pasarte por aqui! 🙂

  4. Rafa Hernández
    Saturday November 26th, 2016 / 01:06 AM

    Bonito post. Feliz semana.

    • elituesbay
      Saturday November 26th, 2016 / 10:24 AM

      Gracias Rafa. Igualmente!

  5. Alma
    Saturday November 26th, 2016 / 09:33 PM

    Me gusta el mensaje. Creo que cada uno de nosotros es “grande”. Pasa que a veces ciertas cosas las aprendemos “tarde”… Yo he tenido la suerte de muchas cosas vivirlas un poco a la “ligera” por el hecho de haberlo hecho de muy joven… aún recuerdo cuando me decían “¿cómo es que has permanecido en la cama hasta tan tarde teniendo las tareas de casa por hacer?” …y mi respuesta era simple “nadie las hará por mí, así que lo mismo me da planchar o lavar por la mañana que por la tarde… pero mi hija dormía esta mañana y sentir su manita en mi pecho es algo que no cambiaría por nada… las tareas siguen allí, ella crece…” …y aún después de casi 23 años de ese tipo de cosas, sigo pensándola igual. La vida está hecha para vivirla, es decir, para gozarla… es demasiado corta para otras cosas.

    Un beso.

    • elituesbay
      Saturday November 26th, 2016 / 11:22 PM

      Cuanto razón Alma. Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Me ha encantado 🙂

  6. Sunday November 27th, 2016 / 11:45 PM

    Precioso, y cuanta razón tienes. A mi a veces viendo la casa como esta y que no doy más de si, y eso que solo tengo 1, me hundo. Pero ahí esta mi niño o mi amor para recordarme que eso es superfluo, que lo importante es disfrutar los 3 juntos.
    Gracias x compartir
    Feliz semana

    • elituesbay
      Monday November 28th, 2016 / 10:13 AM

      Muchas gracias! Aqui estamos, para darnos animo unas a otras 🙂

  7. Tuesday November 29th, 2016 / 10:27 AM

    Muy buen post, todos deberíamos tomar nota de ello.
    Feliz Viernes Dando La Nota!!!

    • elituesbay
      Tuesday November 29th, 2016 / 11:56 AM

      Muchas gracias Flor de Liss! 😀

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