That's how I've taken to describing Motherhood. It's "more". More, in every way, than I ever imagined it could be. More love, more joy, more rewarding, more fulfilling, more fun.....more difficult, more frustrating, more heartbreaking. Of course the positives BY FAR outweigh the negatives.
My daughter is almost 5 years old and it is still, at times, surreal to me that I'm a parent. And a single parent at that. How did I get here? This was so not the plan for my life! I was to have the "perfect" marriage, the nice home, the 2 kids and a dog life. Not the chaotic comedy that has become my existence!! Hence, the Blog title....not like the brochure! This wasn't how life looked all those years ago when I tried to plan my future. But, you know, life has a funny way of throwing continuous curve balls at you until you surrender the attempts to plan what you want and simply accept the task of being grateful for what is.
In both wonderful and challenging ways, my life is nothing like I thought it would be!