Did I think it would be easy, this thing called motherhood?

Did I think that work, chores, and family time would just go on like it should?

The romantic, the idealist – she wants the storybook

But the day-to-day is hard as launderer, maid, and cook!

Then there’s the letting go as each child pulls away

Eager to explore, get out -Not content to stay.

Yes, I thought a real career would be the most challenging;

But the position of mother is often exhausting!

Nothing calls you to be better, to try harder, to indeed pray

Than having little ones dependent on you day after day!

And nothing is more rewarding, more fulfilling

Than to watch and see exactly who the once little ones

Turn out to be…