You may not believe it in this moment, but you’re not. You wake up each morning and tackle the day, with a grace that is seen by your children. Whether they tell you or not (or enough), you are their everything. Your children don’t measure your worth by how much you’ve accomplished or by the quality in which you tackle the day’s endeavors.
Your children don’t see the endless piles of laundry and think, “why is she so far behind on the laundry”? Your children don’t eat dinner with you and think, “why hasn’t she made any of those meals she’s pinned over and over again on Pinterest”? In the end, your children are grateful for YOU.
I’m sure you don’t hear it enough, but you are amazing. Beyond the to-do’s, the endless errands, the never ending chores, and simply, the worry that comes with being a mother, you are doing the very best you can and you are amazing.
The world around you may not know all that you’ve taken on or how overwhelmed you’re feeling, but today, take a minute to acknowledge that you are a great mom! You know you’re not failing, but it’s easy to feel that way when you feel as though you are aren’t hitting the goals and standards you’ve established for yourself, for the life you want to provide for your children.
Moms. we need to start seeing all that we’ve accomplished… think about all of those dirty diapers you’ve changed, the runny noses you’ve wiped, the dishes you’ve cleaned, the hugs you’ve given, the miles driven, the hours logged after bedtime, and so much more!
So today, drink your coffee from a pretty mug, give those kiddos lots of kisses, push that laundry off your bed one more day, and be proud of all you’ve accomplished and will accomplish. You are enough for your children, just as you are. You are not failing, even if it feels that way. I believe in you, the women around you believe in you, and most importantly, the children who love and adore you believe in you.
To the mom who feels like she’s failing, you’ve got this!