Moms Empowering and Encouraging Together

To My Mom Friends on Mother’s Day…

Today I sent a simple 3 letter text to all the mama’s I had listed in my recent texts. I typed it out to each one of them, didn’t send it as a mass message or copy/paste it, just sent the simple three words…

Because I want them to know that I’m thinking of them. And to them it might have felt generic, but the love was really there.

I know that today can be a hard day. It can be hard in so many ways that no one can see even if you have someone who nails celebrating you. But you’re a mom. So you’ll hide it behind a smile and gratefulness, all the while wishing that someone would just SEE you. Well, I see you.

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Maybe you’re missing your own mom. She’s in another state or another country and all you want to do is celebrate with her. Maybe she’s passed away and that space in your heart still aches every single day, but especially on these big days.

I see you. ❤

Maybe you’re a single parent or an only parent. Your little one is too young to know that today is an important day to celebrate you. The only wishes you get are from your friends and yet all you want is for someone special to recognize you and do something special for you. Or you just got out of a bad relationship and you’re struggling to find the new normal. Trying to figure out how to do it all alone and not sure how to find the balance.

I see you. ❤

You’re in a relationship where you’re holding it all together. You’ll get up today and nothing will be different. You’ll be doing all of the things and you might get a card. But there won’t be any help and today will feel like every other day where you carry the load of it all on your shoulders.

I see you. ❤

To the mama who is struggling with her health in silence. The doctor appointments and the not knowing what’s to come. Silently coping with the symptoms and continuing to be strong for your family. It might be that you’re struggling with your mental health. Your anxiety or depression or any number of other things. It makes it almost impossible some days for you to be the mom you want to be – you lose your cool, you lash out, you feel like you could hit even though you never would.

I see you. ❤

For the women struggling with infertility, with pregnancy loss, infant loss, child loss. You are truly amazing because you manage to carry on with a part of your heart missing.

And I see you. ❤

The foster mom’s, the adoptive mom’s, the step-mom’s.

I see you. ❤

And for all the other mom’s that fall into a category I managed to miss.

I see you too. ❤

It’s okay to feel weary, to feel lost, to have days you hate being a mom – to hate your kids – because love and hate do go together. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. It’s okay to feel defeated, sad, worn down. Because I know you also feel immense pride, happiness, and LOVE.

So take today and remember, motherhood is a challenge and a blessing and no matter what your motherhood journey might be, you ARE an amazing mom. You are strong. And you are loved. God puts us into these lives and into these challenges and at the time it seems like there is no real reasoning behind it. But there is. And some day you’ll look back and be able to see it.

But until then…. you are loved, you are beautiful, you are strong, you are blessed. Happy Mother’s Day!

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