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Motherhood is an incredible adventure. The highs - when things feel good, right, exciting, joyful, exhilarating, they are so high, nothing in my life compares. The lows are simply beyond. The hardest grief, fear, confusion, anger, and fatigue I have ever felt. What no one tells you is that you feel all of this at once. Like most of the time. And the highs and lows don't cancel each other out. Each is distinct and happening all at once. It's a cluster fuck of emotion, pretty much all the time. And somehow, even with all that, for me at least, it makes me happier and more fulfilled than I could ever imagine. Weird, huh?

Here are 3 things that come to mind when I think of motherhood, parenthood, being a care taker, and just loving another living thing so hard you feel it in all your bones.

1. "We love because it is the only true adventure." - Nikki Giovanni

2. Summer Highland Falls by Billy Joel. I won't quote the whole song here, but for those of you who don't know it - "For we are always what our situations hand us. It's either sadness or euphoria."

3. A friend told me a long time ago that "parenthood is nothing I expected and everything I expected."

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.