It’s not being able to go out for that dinner with friends you planned because one of your children has a fever. It’s choosing them.
It’s not being able to talk on the phone with a friend because your children are loud and wild in the background. It’s choosing them.
It’s not going on vacation because it conflicts with a dance recital your child has been practicing for and has been excited about for months. It’s choosing them.
It’s not going for drinks after work because your child won’t fall asleep until his head’s resting on your chest. It’s choosing them.
And you may not want to choose them every time, you may have been looking forward to that dinner, that trip to the Bahamas, that time to unwind but you do.
Because the moment your baby’s born, you become them. So, they come first, no matter what. Because motherhood is choosing your children again and again and again. Always.