May 20, 2013

This One's For You

To the mom who woke up at 4am with a crying babe and never got back to sleep...

To the mom whose child just yelled "I hate you!"...

To the mom who hasn't spoken to an adult outside of her husband in days...

To the mom who feels like she's suffocating in the walls of her home...

To the mom who kissed her children goodbye and headed off to work or school...

To the mom who lost her temper and raised her voice...

To the mom who's ever had to figure out how to nurse a baby and go to the bathroom at the same time...

To the mom who fed her kids Kraft Dinner because the day was hard...

To the mom who put on a cartoon so she could get a few minutes of peace...

To the mom who feels discouraged and like she's failing her children...

...this one's for you. 

You are a good mom. 

You are brave and beautiful and you pour yourself, body and soul, into your children each and every day. 

You do the hard, and the trying, and the tiring. And then you do it all over again the next day. 

The sink is never free of dishes, the laundry never caught up. The dust bunnies are multiplying and you can't remember the last time you washed your hair. 

The baby is crying, you hear something crash from another room, and the pot on the stove is boiling over. And that's not the only thing. 

Just when you think you can't take anymore, you take a deep breath and you keep moving. You persevere through the hours, the days, the weeks, the years. You never stop. You never give up. You just keep giving to the precious you love. 

You are brave. You are strong.

And even on days where you're less than graceful, Grace picks you up and gives you strength to keep on. 

You are a good mom. 

So to all the moms who ever doubted yourself...

...this one's for you

1 comment:

  1. so many mamas need to wake up to this mantra... to this always available grace. sweet post Kelly.
    I am nominating you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. When you have the time, read more here: http://seespeakhearmama.com/2013/05/23/ive-been-nomin…-blogger-award/
    see you tonight at #FMFParty

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