What do I mean by this exactly?
Well, I will hear things from people regarding other people's Facebook posts, for instance. Things such as :
"Wow, 'so & so' went on vacation to __________, they are so lucky. I wish I had their life."
"Did you see the birthday party she threw for her 1 year old? It was Pinterest perfect."
"How is that Mom/Dad able to take care of 3 children, work AND look so put together all the time? I just don't get it."
Just to name a few.
"Your son has tantrums, it just doesn't seem like him!"
"How are you so positive all the time?"
"How do you do it ALL?" ...
I am here today to tell you all that the first thing I think when I hear these things about myself is....
BUT, there has to be a fine line here, because I also don't want to come off as having this "perfect" life that is always happy, fun & full of adventure.
I want to be REAL with you all.
I want you to know that we are all imperfectly PERFECT, each in our own beautiful way.
I want us to embrace the life that we have, the good and the 'bad'.
I want to enforce that it really does take a village to be a parent... Lord knows I cannot do this all on my own!
With that said, I have felt the need to write this post for a while now.
I needed to make sure you knew that our son (even though, yes I do think he is pretty much the greatest, cutest, sweetest boy in the Universe & yes, I AM his mother which makes me 100 times more likely to think so ), does indeed have tantrums/meltdowns.
He IS after all TWO years old!
Here's a quick snapshot of proof... exhibit A, B, C & D :
Most importantly, always - always - always being conscious to circle back to GRATITUDE.
Leading with it, expressing it, being IT.
And lastly, "how do I do it all?" ... well, I don't. I can't.
I am only one person & although there are days I feel like I can do it all -- the raw truth is I simply cannot.
AND THAT IS OKAY.
I am not trying to be superwoman or supermom or superwife. I am just trying to be as super as I can moment by moment.
And on the days when I am not so great, I try to find time to pause, breathe, reflect & apologize (even when I don't want to )...
because holding on to any sort of grudge or anger is only hurting me, no one else.
The older I grow, the more I realize that as I started to 'shed' those unrealistic society induced expectations of
who I am 'supposed to be' & all that I am 'supposed to be' doing, the more I settled into who I really AM.
...& who I AM, is a wonderful, imperfect, real, raw, loving, mama, wife, friend, daughter, sister, HUMAN being
that is just taking this all one step at a time.
I am listening to God's whispers, holding strong to the TRUTH,
remembering that "fear is NOT the truth" and trying my best to make the best of each day as it comes.
When I have my lows, I embrace them for what they are & then step back up.
It is all the ebb & flow of life, isn't it friends? Let's take the time to remember this well today.
We are all in this together. We really are.
So much love to you,
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