“You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”
I grew up hearing those words but not believing them. It wasn’t until after I became a mother that they came home to roost. Motherhood has humbled me like nothing else.
Time was I swallowed every sweet crumb of rhetoric: Yes, you can have it all! (!!!) You can have a successful career in the arts, a thriving marriage, a house that would make Martha Stewart feel at home, a thriving ministry, a whole host of Pinterest-worthy hobbies, all while successfully raising a happy gaggle of competent and cheerful kids. (!!!) Anyway, that’s what I wanted to believe.