To the mum hiding in her bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the tears roll down your cheeks.
To the mum who is so tired, you feel like you can’t function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest you need.
To the mum sitting in your car, alone, stuffing food in your face because you don’t want anyone else to see or know you eat that stuff.
To the mum crying on the couch after you shouted at the kids for something little and is now feeling guilty and like you are unworthy.
To the mum that is trying desperately to put those old jeans on because all you really wants is to look in the mirror and feel good about yourself.
To the mum that doesn’t want to leave the house because life is just too much to handle right now.
To the mum that is calling out for take away again because dinner just didn’t happen the way you wanted it to.
To the mum that feels alone, whether in a room by yourself or standing in a crowd.
You are enough.
You are important.
You are worthy.
This is a phase of life for us. This is a really really hard, challenging, crazy phase of life. I know – I’ve been there, and sometimes feel like I still am there.
In the end it will all be worth it. But for now it’s hard. And it’s hard for so many of us in many different ways. We don’t always talk about it, but it’s hard and it’s not just you.
You are enough.
You are doing your best.
Those little eyes that look up at you – they think you are perfect. They think you are more than enough.
Those little hands that reach out to hold you – they think you are the strongest. They think you can conquer the world.
Those little mouths eating the food you gave them – they think that you are the best because their bellies are full.
Those little hearts that reach out to touch yours – they don’t want anything more. They just want you.
Because you are enough. You are more than enough, mum. You are simply amazing.