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To the Mother who has No Idea What She’s Doing: Happy Mother’s Day

Karin Rambo of shares a Happy Mother's Day Message to all of the Mothers who Have no Idea what they are Doing

I have a confession to make:

I never had a strong desire to be a mother before I became one.

Growing up, I never felt that “motherly instinct” that I see in so many other women. I didn’t enjoy babysitting and I never felt comfortable around newborns.

I was never opposed to the idea of having children, I just wasn’t convinced it was for me.

When we finally did decide to have a baby, it was decided with logical reasons and not emotional reasons.

But then Kit came and I held her for the first time and everything changed.

Those logical reasons were completely swept away and replaced with the deepest love I have ever felt.

Then last July when we found out we were having twins, I reverted back to those original feelings.

“I can’t have twins! I’m not one of those moms… the kind that just know exactly what they are doing! The kind that just have it in their blood.”

But I did have twins. And once again, that moment I heard their cries and they were placed in my arms my fears melted away and my love expanded even more.

Sometimes I look around at my three girls and wonder how the heck I got here.

I never thought I would be a mother to three children under three.

I literally have no idea what I’m doing. I wake up every morning and pray for the grace of God to guide me in this role I never thought I would be in.

But you know what? Something else I’ve learned is that no mother really knows what they’re doing. It’s just a bunch of guessing and hoping and getting it wrong sometimes and getting it right other times.

And some days are so incredibly hard and all you want is just to have one second to yourself… and it takes all of your energy not to lose. it.

And then other days are so incredibly good that you just want to scoop the memories up and never let them go.

Being a mother is messy and complicated and so incredibly fulfilling.

It’s been the hardest role I’ve ever tackled and I think I’ll still be saying that when I’m 60 and they’re 30.

But though it’s the hardest, it’s also the best dang thing and I would never, ever want to go back to how things were before my three precious girls were given to me.

So to all of you other mothers out there who are in the same boat, that are taking this one day at a time and feeling like you’re in over your head: Happy Mother’s Day.

I hope your day is as special as you are.

Until next time,



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  • Reply Marti

    Thanks for sharing your all to familiar experience with Motherhood! Not everyone’s picture is the same, but Motherhood can be so challenging, but at the same time, so rewarding. Thank you God for untrusting us with our children🤗! Happy Mother’s Day!💖

    May 12, 2017 at 8:04 am
    • Reply Karin

      You’re welcome Marti! I’m thankful everyday (even when they drive me crazy!)

      May 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Kathleen

    I can’t stand it any longer. Will you share the source for the map? Just perfect! Did you mount it on something yourselves? Thanks. Kathleen

    May 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
    • Reply Karin

      I got it from Ikea! It comes with mounting supplies. It’s canvas so it’s actually super lightweight!

      May 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Erin | A Welder's Wife

    I love this post! I tried being logistical about growing a family, but to be honest, it is something I am looking forward to more than anything! To be blessed with children is definitely a commitment, and I love your openness and honesty about it all. So many try to make it seem like the easiest thing; when really it is not. When you share your family with us on Instagram, I get so excited, because y’all are just precious!

    June 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm
    • Reply Karin

      It really isn’t the easiest thing! I’m so blessed to even have a family to share. Even though my decision to start a family was logical, I’m now 100% emotionally in. 🙂

      June 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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