Today I have Lulu of Simply Lulu Style who has impeccable sense of style and some of the cutest shoes a girl would want. I love following her on Insta to see her everyday style because that's when mamas need inspiration the most. She has two adorable kids and shared her infertility story on the blog, which touched my heart totally made me cry. I'm so happy for her that her prayers have been answered and she now posses the title of a mother. Take it away girl!
Hi there! My name is Lulu and I blog over at Simply Lulu Style. Anna was so kind to reach out to me to be apart of her Meaning of Motherhood blog series and I was thrilled to participate. Wow what a topic though right? I think I could write an entire book on the subject... but I won't! :) Ever since I could remember I wanted to be a mother. However it there was always something nagging inside that wondered - would I be able to? Sometimes I just have a funny sense about things. Indeed my husband and I struggled, (you can read more about there HERE), but we are so blessed to have 2 kiddos we affectionately call the nuggets. Jack and Ella are twins born in 2008 and are the sweetest, funniest, adorable kids (I'm a little biased).
Motherhood has been much harder than I expected and not really because of having twins. It's the second guessing, the I'm not sure what to do, the NO ONE TEACHES YOU THIS! At first it was all these things were riduculous to handle. Add to this my nuggets had terrible reflux. And by terrible I mean the babies were screaming and crying for hours and hours. Side note: It's SO important to find a good pediatrician who will listen to you. We did not. Finally we found help, got medicine, and the nuggets were like new babies. But during this process, of reflux, having twins... I was a new mom! I had no idea what to do. But the Lord gives you a mother's instinct for a reason and trust me it's there. I had everyone and anyone giving me advice. Everything from how to feed them, how to burp them, how to put them to sleep, but inside I began to get a good sense. A grew, I learned, I read and developed my own strength and intuition as a mom.
At the end of the day mothering is about 2 simple (but not so simple) things: love and discipline. Love first, then discipline. Don't get me wrong, I'm strict, very strict. But my nuggets always know I love them no matter what. I pray... a lot. I pray that God watches over them, protects them (heart, soul, mind, body). I pray that they the love God, love others, love each other. I pray that they are best friend (and they are). I pray, pray, pray.
I pray to remember the little times with my little family. Last night we were just getting the nuggets ready for bed, showers, jammies, Ella wanted me to paint her nails, you know, the regular stuff :). Afterward we were all hanging out in our room. Ella was coloring, Jack was playing a game with Daddy, I was folding clothes. It was just a normal night, nothing special, but to see them so sweet in the moment was somethingI wanted to remember. I'm still really learning to live in the moment. But I think motherhood is a lot about that. It's about love, discipline, and living in the moment.