“Take heart tired momma. You will make it through these exhausting days. And you will be stronger for them. You are a good mother. You only need to look into the eyes of your children and believe it.”-beautifulinhistime.com
To the mom who is warming her coffee for the 5th time this morning and it is only 10:00 am.
To the mom who is hiding in the pantry, eating the leftover Halloween candy because she doesn’t have it in her to deal with another tantrum.
To the mom who has lost herself and doesn’t know who she is anymore.
To the mom who loves her children with everything she has but is counting down until bedtime.
To the mom who gives so much of herself, day after day, and doesn’t know how much longer she can hold it together.
To the mom who isn’t enjoying motherhood.
To the mom who feels like she isn’t enough.
To the mom who thinks she is a failure.
To the mom who wants nothing more than to lay down to rest but has so much to do that she never finds the time for herself.
To the mom who looks at herself in the mirror and doesn’t see the same woman she used to be.
To the mom who is tired. So, so tired.
I want you to know that I see you and you are not alone! Most days, I am you.
Just this morning, I cried myself to work after arguing with my 7-year-old all morning and then having to physically move her out of the house to go to school. Yep. Not a good start to the day.
I have yelled at her so loud that I was sure they heard me the next town over and then berated myself for hours after. I have said things I didn’t mean, got annoyed when I shouldn’t have and have lost my patience on more than one occasion. (Actually, on so many occasions that I have lost count! But, I digress.)
Mama, we have all been there. All of us.
We have all had moments that we are not proud of. And we have all had those amazing moments that we wish would last forever.
We have all watched our children sleep, after a particularly difficult day, and wondered just how we were going to do it again tomorrow. How we were going to pick ourselves back up off the floor, dust off, and show up again for those little humans.
And yet, we do. Somehow, some way, we show up. Through the tears and the pain and the exhaustion, we do it again. We put our best foot forward, even if that takes everything is us to do, and we try again.
Mama, please, please don’t be too hard on yourself.
You are doing the best you can and that, that will always be enough.
From one tired mom to another,
You got this. I believe in you and I’m rooting for you!