After the love of God, love for my husband, and love for my children, I am pretty sure I have a front-runner for the extra love I possess. This love of mine energizes me, makes life problems seem trivial, and excites me. It’s also highly addictive.
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Seriously – how can I live without coffee?!
Quite simply, I can’t.
As a mom, coffee makes my world go ’round! It helps me wake up, it gives energy to my sleep deprived, weary
bones muscles, and it allows me to face the world with a (slightly) more positive outlook.
Some moms drink wine – I drink coffee. Or, as my husband likes to point out – I drink creamer, with a little bit of coffee.
I have gone through periods of time where I have ceased all coffee intake. After the initial shock of no longer having it, I can do well abstaining from coffee-consumption. Usually, I take a hiatus during pregnancy; however, doctor’s orders about 25 weeks in to my last pregnancy saw me reaching for a daily cup of coffee to ward off headaches.
But, here’s a secret: some days, the coffee isn’t even about the drink.
For me, coffee is about memories – my memories, and about creating memories with my children.
Coffee is about connection – with other adults and other people.
It’s about community – supporting local coffee shops has always been a pastime of mine, although the chain stores like Starbucks are currently winning by having drive-thru options, which are expedient and convenient.
I wrote yesterday about how this week was shaping up to be a “2 cups of coffee a day” kind of week. And, I am not ashamed to admit it. Coffee makes me a better mom and wife some days.
At some point, I am sure I will curb my coffee intake.
But, until then, I am pretty sure I will brew another cup of coffee, add my beautiful, sugar-laden creamer, and bask in the mini Mommy-moment, as I take the first blissful sip.
What is your “go-to” drink?
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