If I had a nickel for every time I heard, that I am supermom, I would be rich. In all seriousness, I hear this so much and the truth is. I am not Supermom. I am not even remotely close.
I have a lot of time to think at night after the children go to bed. The house is quiet and all is calm. The chaos of the day is over and nothing is really needing to be done. The nights are hard at times because of the silence.
I feel Mommas we need to chat. Let's talk about something that we don't talk about much, self-care. Why is it that so many moms feel guilty when we do something for ourselves? Why do moms feel like we are being selfish, when we do something for ourselves?
When our daughter was born sick, that lead to a compiling list of disabilities for her. There were many things I wasn't prepared for. For example the stares and comments of strangers as they passed by us in the grocery store. People can be brutal. Our little one is deaf, (I am not sure if this is common amongst deaf children) but she screams. Just randomly screams. She isn't mad, she just screams and smiles. The looks oh the looks. Another very hard pill to swallow is when other parents/grandparent talks about or compares their child to yours.
I come across many mom's that are on this same journey as we are. Some ahead of us and others just starting out. I want to share a few things to those mothers that are in the beginning of this new life.
I pray you have a friend that is, "You're Person". Someone that will laugh, cry, and even pray with and for you. Just always remember to be that friend as well.
"The real thing's haven't changed, It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with the simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong."