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The Truth Is, I Don't 'Have It All Together'
不,我沒有你們眼中那么完美

Recently I have had a few friends and family members comment to me, 'you seem to always have it all together.'
最近,我的一些朋友和家人評價我說,“你看起來總是那么完美。”

I want people, especially other moms out there to know that: I try, but the truth is, I don't 'have it all together.'
我想要大家,尤其是那些媽媽們知道:我的確在努力做到完美,但現實是,我沒有那么完美。

In today's world, so many parents think they need to live up to a stereotype that in my personal opinion, completely hinders our abilities to enjoy the true meaning of life.
當今社會,很多父母認為他們必須維持一貫的刻板形象,但是在我看來,這套理論徹底阻礙了我們享受生命真正的意義。

So in honor of my photos of my beautiful 4 children and endless built up laundry, it's OK.
看在那些我4個漂亮的孩子的照片的份上,還有沒完沒了的推擠如山的臟衣服面前,一切都無所謂了。

It's ok to have laundry piled to the ceiling, it's ok to have dishes backed up in your sink, it's ok for your house to not look like a show home on a daily basis.
臟衣服堆到天花板沒關系,盤子堆滿水槽沒關系,每天你家里看起來亂七八糟也沒關系。

We all do it. Whether we admit it or not, just know when you feel overwhelmed, you are not alone.
我們都是這樣。無論我們是否承認,只要知道,當你不知所措的時候,你并不孤獨,就好了。

You are doing your best, so keep doing it.
你一直在盡最大努力,那么堅持下去吧。

The happiness you bring to your children is not measured by what you own, what you buy, or what your house looks like on a daily basis.
你帶給孩子們最大的幸福不是用你擁有什么,你買了什么或者每天你屋里的樣子來衡量。

Happiness ismeasured by the time spent and memories made with your children and your family.
幸福是根據你每天陪你的孩子和家人多久,給他們留下多少回憶來衡量的。

Don't ever forget that, don't ever forget to actually love what matters.
永遠不要忘記這一點,不要忘了去愛真正值得愛的一切。

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(翻譯:Jessie)