{{guest post}} Kassie from K + J = Love and Babies!

For the next three weeks, I am taking a BABY BREAK! Our son, *****, was born *****, and we are in LOVE! But that means more baby kissing and less blogging for a little while. I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled programming May 4 ;)

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I’m Kassie and I blog over at K plus J equals Love and babies.
I’m so excited to be guest posting for Erin…
while she prepares for/welcomes her little boy into the world! 
I’m even more excited for her and her family as they welcome a new bundle of joy into this world! 
A growing family is such a special thing. 
I myself am expecting a little one at the end of August. 
While I believe that a growing family is a special thing, I also know that its a hard thing. 
If I’ve learned anything since having a baby (my toddler is now 16 months old), it’s that motherhood is hard. 
There are good days. 
Days full of laughter, hugs, kisses, and cuddles.
 Moments where you think, “I have the best baby in the world!”
Then there are the not so great days. 
Days where all your toddler is doing is screaming at you and hitting you. 
Days where you wonder, “Who is this child?”
We’ve been having bad days lately.
Honestly, these days make me doubt myself as a mom. 
I can’t help but ask myself, “What am I doing wrong?” 
I get down and think that this parenting thing isn’t  for me.
That I should just quit (like that’s an option or something?)!
That I’m an awful mother.
Those days make me want to go into my bedroom, shut the door, and hide…forever.
I know that a lot of mom’s feel this way because its a tough job.
It’s the toughest job you’ll ever have to do, but I also know that my doubts aren’t real. 
You see, while I may think this isn’t for me, God does! 
I was meant to be Braden’s mom. 
I may not be the perfect parent.
I make mistakes. I mess up.
Yet, I am the parent God meant my children to have.
I am so thankful for that truth and the fact that God will carry me through this job of parenting.
Without Him I couldn’t do it.
If you’re having a hard time as a mom, (and you will, somedays) hold onto that truth.
YOU ARE MEANT TO BE YOUR CHILD’S PARENT.
Rest in that mama’s.

-Kassie is a Jesus-loving, wife and mother who loves reading, writing, photography, crafts, and fashion. You can find her blogging at K + J = Love and Babies and here on Twitter.