We are only human. As mothers, we like to think that we’re invincible, that our feelings, thoughts and needs aren’t as important as our child’s. Sometimes we’re goddesses that can handle anything life throws at us; but sometimes it’s too much.
Sometimes you can’t muster up the strength needed to get through a hard day or a difficult situation. Sometimes you let anxiety creep in and overpower your thoughts.
Sometimes, you’re not okay...
And that’s okay.
There’s beauty in the struggle. Power in the darkest of times, your strength comes from getting though those tough seasons. Each and every negative experience we have makes us stronger.
I’m in one of the darkest seasons I’ve ever been in right now. I’m not okay. I am anxious, scared and questioning myself at every turn of the page. I hate that my child was attacked by our dog and that after finally healing from it, it’s time for her surgery that has been planned for months. She can’t catch a break, and I’m longing for normalcy. I feel sorry for myself and my family that we’ve had nothing but bad luck lately and I honestly want to curl up into a ball and cry. And that’s okay.
Through all of this pain and turmoil in my life right now I am trying to find strength.
Strength for my daughter, strength for my husband and strength for our family. It’s not easy, I’m not okay...but that’s okay. Time heals all wounds and soon, it will heal mine too.
A quick thank you to my girls, my for helping me through this. Some I have known for years, some I’ve met on here, but all have made a positive impact on my life.
I can’t stress the importance of a mom tribe enough, mamas. No one needs to go through dark times alone and having a supportive group of mothers who have gone through similar things is paramount in making it through.
If you’re like me and you’re not okay right now, that’s okay. Take a breathe, talk to a friend, process your emotions, have a good cry. Do whatever you need to do to right now to stay afloat. You will make it through this rough patch, and you will be stronger for it.
I’m telling you this because I, myself need to hear it.
Hang in there, mama. 💜