Motherhood is my Greatest Adventure May 07, 2016 07:58

I always knew I wanted to be a mom.
When I announced to my mom that I was pregnant, she told me it is the greatest thing you will ever do with your life. At that time, I didn’t know just how true that would be. It is the greatest, most rewarding, most difficult and definitely the most exhausting thing you will ever do and your life will be consumed with this immense uncontrollable love.
Gentry's Closet Mother's Day
{My beautiful mama in her younger years}
I have the best teacher. My mom taught me grace and patience (I’m a work in progress on the patience front) but most importantly she taught me that not only is possible to be an amazing mother but you can also chase your dreams at the same time. I have two little ones that are watching my every move. I want them to know how important it is to fulfill your dreams. How important it is to achieve your goals. How important it is to be a strong, determined woman. These sweet beings are my motivation and inspiration every morning. I’m biased but aren’t they just the cutest?
 Gentry's Closet Gentry & Chloe
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It’s difficult to put into words just what motherhood is to me but I’m going to try my best. In short -Motherhood is a wild ride...and my girls are my greatest adventure.
Gentry's Closet Falk Family
“The days are long but the years are short.” I hear this all the time. And every time it makes my heart a little sad. Even as a mom with two young girls, I know it all too well. They are only two and five and I already can see how fast they grow. These have felt like the shortest 5 years of my life. Time is flying by and new little milestones are reached every day. Which means that every day is an opportunity to appreciate the little things.
Being a mom makes you see joy in a whole new light. An ordinary afternoon can become magical simply by whipping up a snack and enjoying it inside a fort on the floor. Children bring creativity and wonder into each day. They teach us to appreciate the little things and to realize that the millions of little things that make up each day, are really the big things. This is what life is about.
Gentry's Closet Gentry and Chloe
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns all the time - the temper tantrums, the sleepless nights, the menu boycotts, being short order chef, the arguments over who gets the pink cup and who gets the purple cup, telling them to stop chasing the dog 18,000 times - they melt away with the day and what is left is this sometimes overwhelming feeling for unconditional love.
 
Little victories and milestones take on a whole new meaning. Their first steps, reading their first word or even trying out new foods.
Their trials and triumphs become yours. Their tears and smiles become yours.
Motherhood is a wild ride, but there is no other adventure I’d rather be on.
 
So while we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, it is a time to honor every mama, but the adventure continues throughout the year. We celebrate you, mamas! We all raise our children a little differently, we all have our own trials and triumphs but we are all doing the best we can and that’s what’s most important.
Gentry's Closet Jillian Miller
Since we love our Gentry’s Closet mamas so very much, we have teamed up with the amazingly talented Meghan from Life with Peanut. She’s a mama raising a family and chasing her dreams and she creates the most beautiful prints.
She created this custom print for us to share with all of you!
{All of her links are included below. Please go show her some love & and a thank you}
Gentry's Closet You are my greatest adventure free download
“You are my greatest adventure”
Please download it and incorporate it into your home in a spot that reminds you that your difficult days are fleeting and that each day with your little ones is an adventure to be cherished.
So what are my wishes this Mother’s Day? Time to slow down a little, 10,000 more scrunch faced baby kisses, and a nap. Because motherhood is an amazing and exhausting adventure.
Happy Mother’s Day!
XO,
Vibeka
Thank you Life with Peanut for these beautiful free prints to share! Enjoy!
Free 5x7 here: 
You are my greatest adventure 5x7
Free 8x10 here: 
You are my greatest adventure 8x10