Encouragement For The Everymama

I’ve just had a few thoughts swirling around in my head the last few days as I’ve been trying to catch up on housework and stuff after hardly doing any last week.

I’d had a great week of preparing for a wedding shower that turned out beautifully! And I got left behind in the daily stuff.  To make things even better, I think Z is working on another molar or two, and has been a bit clingy, making it harder to get anything done.  I decided I needed a bit of encouragement, and wrote this down. I hope it encourages you as well!

To all you mamas of one babe or five, here on earth or in heaven; whether you stay at home or work full time I want to let you know…
You’ve got this!

To the ones who feel called to a sphere of influence greater than just their family and are told they need (or feel pressure from others) to just stay home and take care of their family and are crazy for thinking otherwise…
You aren’t.

To the working mamas AND those who have put their lives and careers on hold, either by choice or out of necessity; whether you’re working to provide or staying home to care for your child or children…
You’re AMAZING.

You may feel like you’re trying to do too much but not getting enough done; like you’re constantly running on empty… Or you’re doing your best but it’s never quite good enough.
It is.

You might be drowning in laundry, dishes may be piling up, cupboards mostly bare, your little tornadoes are constantly making messes, and you’re sure you’ve fallen so far behind you’ll never catch up.
You will.

Maybe you’re struggling to make it through the day; dealing with postpartum depression or hormones that won’t regulate on their own, leaving you tired and energyless, and you don’t think it will ever get better.
It does.

Perhaps your babe is going having a bad day/week/month. Sickness, teething, tantrums, terrible sleeping patterns… it may feel like it will never end.
It will.

Maybe you feel invisible; your hard work goes unnoticed, nobody seems to appreciate the sacrifices you make for them on a daily basis. Like if you were to disappear, nobody would miss you or even notice you were gone…
They would. Oh would they ever!

You might feel like you can’t do this alone. You’ve tried and it’s not working. It’s ok. You weren’t meant to. We all need each other. We need to be there for one another.
In community.

To all the everyday, normal, hardworking, self-sacrificing mamas out there; you ARE strong. You ARE doing a good job. You ARE enough. You WILL get through whatever it is that’s happening right now. Be encouraged. Never give up. It’s ok to need help. It’s good to need each other. It’s essential that you take care of yourself as well as your family.
You go girl!
You’ve got this!

 

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