We give our lives to raise our children, love our husbands, and take care of our homes…..sometimes forgetting who we are.
We think of others before we think of ourselves. We want our families to feel whole, loved and enriched. We can often recite their schedules and the necessities our family needs, even the pets.
The toughest question for a mom to answer is, “What do you want for you?” It’s almost as if taking care of ones self is a dirty word. Why is that?
The truth is….you cannot give what you do not have and if you give from emptiness, you will not be able to sustain your giving.
I love you. you are beautiful and i will pray that your daughters and husband will one day see what you have given them.
Your heart. Your soul. Yourself.
You are completely amazing and I am so lucky to have you in our life.
You were there to help welcome our Lilybird into the world. You were there when our girls were trying out their new lockers for the first time in middle school. You wore a winter hat for a picture with me, even though I knew you didn’t want to. You were there when Emily was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder. You were there for our family BBQ’s, included Ashley in a few family trips to the mountains, dropped everything to come watch my children at an ungodly hour, wished us all happy birthday each and every year, giggled as we took pictures of our girls dressed up in their Halloween costumes, and you were there……to just talk about life whenever we each needed a friend.
We supported each other as we made a decision to take care of ourselves and get into better shape. We have cried together. We have laughed together. We would probably be committed if people knew some of the things we talked about.
There are times when we feel unappreciated. Times when we feel like nobody notices the things we do. We pick up toys, do laundry, fill the cupboards with food and clean dishes, make sure our children and husbands have what they need and we sometimes wonder if it matters at all.
Let me just remind you. It matters! You matter! And you are beYOUtiful!
Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things. ~Author Unknown
This post dedicated to my best friend Judy and all of the moms or women out there that feel unworthy. You are loved.