I don’t know who needs to hear this today but I feel I have to share. Moms literally have to deal with every emotion over the years. There is no way I could list them all. We all know. We’ve all felt them. Some more than others or different than others. There a moments that I feel like my heart is literally floating around outside of my body. Can you relate?
To Be A Mom Is To Be Full Of Emotions
I just want to say your feelings are ok! You are not alone.
We cry in private.
We celebrate and scream for joy without making a sound.
We feel what our kids feel AND we feel what WE feel. (That is a lot of feelings)
If you feel your emotions are taking control of you, you need to look after yourself (not just your children! You’re a person too, don’t forget!). Finding a professional to help – it’s as easy as googling psychiatrist near me – will help your kids as much as you. Sometimes I think when we become a mom we should automatically be assigned a therapist to deal with all the feelings.
But that is not the case. So just know, today and everyday, that you are not alone. Being a mom has got to be the most emotional job. So many highs and so many lows. Sometimes all in the same day. And the love we feel is indescribable and so fierce!
So Many Feelings
Today I dropped off my kids for the first day of school and was reminded of all those emotions. They started last night.
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Twas the night before back to school and all through the house not a creature was sleeping… except for dad. The kids were all excited about the days ahead. Thoughts are filling their heads. A little scared. A little nervous. Thinking of adventures to come. Will they still like me? Will I make new friends? Will I like my teachers? Or will they be mean? What will I wear? Who will I talk to first? How will I do my hair? Finally they drift off to sleep…or will they? Mom is in prayer. She knows their worries and thoughts. Praying God will bring them good friends and good teachers. Praying they will stand up for what they believe and not fall for the temptations of this world. Hoping that one friend will be there and show was friendship really is. Mostly praying for protection and the confidence to let their unique shine. Praying they stay true to our “you be you” saying. And that their little light will shine brightly. May God bless all the little ones going back to school this year. And bless the moms too!
This morning was different because there were no goodbye kisses or walks to class. I dropped them both off at the door. That was a first for me. My heart was torn as I realized my kids were growing up which is what I want… but I also realized they don’t need me to hold their hand. It’s a weird place for moms. Letting go but still holding on. At least I got a “BYE” from both of them.
Scriptures to Encourage
I do not have the answers or powerful tools to help moms but I do want to say your feelings are real and you are not alone. Each stage in motherhood comes with new feelings and experiences and I expect that will continue to be the case as they become adults and even long after. Our entire life!
But I do know this. God’s got our kids. And God’s got you. ALWAYS! He holds it all in his hands.
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God knows how hard it is to be a MOM and he has prepared you for this moment and every moment as a mom.
You are NOT alone! Hey MOM! You’ve got this!