Dear mom with young kids and a deployed husband,
You can do it. I know right now it seems impossible. Your tired from waking up six times a night. The countless hours spent fighting to get your house clean, only to turn around and see the kids have gone behind you and destroyed it. The exhaustion of splitting up fighting kids, or wiping away tears when one child has a bite mark on their back.
I know your lonely, spending hours by yourself and not taking a break from the happy little faces around you. When you spouse is deployed you don’t even get the small evening interaction. Meals turn into chicken nuggets, peanut butter and jelly, or waffles. Why? Because your already so exhausted from fighting that food is the last fight you want.
You feel tired and alone and like it will never end. But it will, I promise. When I started writing blue eyes was a newborn. Now five is around the corner. His brain is amazing in the way it works. He wants to know how everything moves and functions. Snow White is in preschool! She loves to draw and sing. And ninja turtles and pizza. And my little bug is a real person now. He’s walking and climbing and trying to draw on the walls.
My house is a wreck from one side to another. I’m so far behind on chores I feel like I will never catch up. But someday my house will be silent. It will be spotless, and organized. And part of me will Sad. Sad that the chaos and happy noise will be gone.
But for now. I’m hanging on. I’m getting through the day and doing what I can to keep up. lol