It started immediately. Pretty much the day I gave birth to Maddie Grace. The mommy ache set in full force. That overwhelmingly heartbreaking feeling that is unavoidable and only mommies can understand. The first few weeks there were several days I spent hours just crying over the fact that my little baby was going to grow up. That may sound crazy to anyone who doesn’t have a child of their own but if you are a woman who plans to have children just wait. It’s coming.
So I’m trying to suck in all these sad feelings and just live every day with Maddie Grace. This means putting down my phone, closing my book or turning off the TV, and focusing all of my attention on her. Being present in my time with Maddie Grace and keeping in mind that she is growing up – quickly – and that my time at home with her is short. I am working on not dwelling in the sadness that surrounds these facts but embracing the happiness that each day with her brings.
If you are a mom how have you dealt with the Mommy Ache?