Dear Mama...

I read Megan's post today and it struck a cord. 
When I read her words, I understand her fully.  See, I am a working mama, too. So I know fully well what that morning, day, and evening can be like.  
Inspiration comes from everywhere in BlogLand...and today's post is inspired by that Mama that yelled at her Hubbs on his birthday.

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Dear Mama,
You may be sitting somewhere right now, reading from your phone, or from your office computer, or on a tablet at home.  You may be a stay at home mama, a work out of the home mama, a work from home mama, a new mama, a mama in waiting, a mama with her babies in heaven, a mama with children in college, an empty nest mama, a mama with a bunch of littles surrounding you (biological or not), or a mama just in-between.

All those titles have something in common.
That magic word.
Mama

Do you notice that Mama, Mommy, Mom, Ma, Mother has something in common, though?
None of those names have the word fear in them.
Yes, I know that being a mom has all kinds of fears attached to it.  Usually, though, it's the fear of being the best mama for your kids.  The fear that your children will grow up right and be ready for the world.
I want to tell you something.

Punch that fear in the face.
Kick it to the curb.
Let it know that there is no room for fear in your role.

You are doing the best you can.  You are probably even doing better than you think.  You can do hard things.  I know you can because I can.  

I am a mother.
It doesn't matter if I work out of the home or not.  It doesn't matter if I don't always have it all together.  It doesn't matter if I fail a lot of the times.  It doesn't matter.

You know what does matter?
You wake up everyday and go for it.
You do all the things you need to - flawlessly or not - but you do them.
You work all day and all night.
There are no breaks.
But you persevere.  You keep going.
You are doing a great job.

Did you read that?
You. Are. Doing. A. Great. Job.

You may not think you're doing a perfect job.
But you're not supposed.  Trust me.
Everything in its time.

You matter so much.
Next time you think, "How does she do it? She works/stays home/goes to school/doesn't lose her temper/looks so put together etc etc etc". There's someone out there thinking the same thing about you. 

You are inspiring someone today.  
Everyday you are inspiring the best for others.  
Even on your bad days.

You inspire me, you know.

Thanks for that.  It makes me remember I'm not alone in this world called Motherhood.
Not only do I thank you but my two littles at home do.  Even my little in heaven.

You all make me a better mom.
Keep doing whatever you're doing because it's working.
You can do this.
I can do this.

We can do this.



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5 comments:

  1. So thank you for totally making me cry. Like kim karshashian ugly cry. I am blessed to call you a friend. I needed this to the nth degree today. Like for reals! I love you. Can't wait to hug you at elevate!

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  2. Oh my this is the best post ever! I love you Nay!!!

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  3. Found you and this fabulous post through Megan. Thank you for writing this and sharing with all of us. I'm a working mom who likely has fear stamped on her forehead and often find so much solace in Megan's blog. Glad to have found your blog :)

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  4. I think that if you are worrying about whether or not you are a good mama, then you most likely are! It means you care. We are too hard on ourselves. We are awesome.

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  5. This is so good. SO so good. Um, I think we were on the same page today? haha. :) www.bitsofsweetness.com

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