A while back, I felt this pull to put the focus of most posts for May on motherhood. Motherhood has shaped each of us, whether you’re a mom or not, whether you have a close relationship with your mama or miss her terribly because she’s already gone home. Whatever mother figure you did or did not have growing up helped shape your view of the world.
I realize that someone who happens up on this post is going to feel a sadness in her heart because she yearns to be a part of the “mommy club.” I want you to know that while I don’t know your exact pain or circumstance, my heart feels for you deeply. I didn’t have a wait that lasted for years upon years, but my journey to motherhood didn’t come without some pain, and it’s because of you, dear friend, that I hesitated on more than one occasion in my plans to pursue this topic on the blog. Can I ask you to check back in on Wednesday? A dear friend will be sharing her story, and I really believe it will bless your heart. Also know that I am praying for you, that God will reveal His peace to you in the midst of your sorrow.
Whether you are a mother or not, motherhood deserves to be celebrated. It’s a gift that should not be taken for granted, so I hope to be able to honor moms (especially mine) through the posts that make up this month of motherhood.
I also want to address another group of women that have their own set of struggles. You are a mother, and it’s because of this that you are aware of the challenges, joys, heartache, and love you never before experienced until you first found out about that child(ren) was going to be snuggled in your arms soon. You’ve encountered “mom brain” and “mommy guilt” and can’t figure out how to overcome either one. You feel like you have absolutely no privacy while feeling equally isolated simultaneously. Your child’s needs overwhelm you and make you feel like you’re the only one out there with this problem. You are a mom, and this role will never end no matter how old you child is.
Please join me and my friends over the next few weeks as we look at the joys, the lessons, the hardships, the hilarious stories, and the craziness that is motherhood. I’m so incredibly excited to have the opportunity to share some of the stories that make up the lives of women I love and respect so much. Whether you feel like an average (in a not-so-pleasant-way) mom or a mom who’s life is an exception to everyone you know (and quite possibly everyone on the planet), you will be touched by these women’s words.
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