I am very fortunate to be apart of wonderful mommy group on Facebook (Extraodinary Mommies United). This group allows for you to rant and rave about your children & husbands, and share your achievements and disappointments along with prayer requests.
Honestly, I didn't think that I would ever benefit from being apart of a group like this. I mean, I'm the wife and mother that should have everything together right? Isn't that what my role is? I, as the wife and mother, am the backbone to my household.
Mommy is the human calendar, scheduler, chauffer, nurse..... I could go on and on. But when you really think about it, when you are being everything to everyone in the household who is there to relate to you? Now I know what you're thinking. TK you have boothang. Yes I do. He is an amazing friend, husband, and father; but we are wired differently. We do not think the same and react to things the same.
It's nice to know that there are other women who are going through similar ups and downs, joys and successes on this journey. It's a relief to know that I am not the only one feeling like I am, experiencing the different stages of parenting, and appreciate having a resource to help with some things I should try to do to cope with the challenges. Having two girls is difficult sometimes. They have so many feelings, always looking for away to have their thoughts heard and wanting to express them. I have always taught my children that they are valued and their opinions matter, but as they continue to grow up, it has become more difficult for me to just accept the way they are feeling.
I can only speak for myself but, some days are easier than others. I truly am grateful to be able to share experiences with other mothers, who are experiencing the stages of this mom-life just like me.
If you do not have a group or friend that can relate to some of the life experiences you are facing, whether that be mom-life, wife-life, relationship-life, I highly recommend finding one. Make sure you do not keep everything bottled up inside. A good support system outside the home often helps with restoring relationships inside the home.
So to all of us mommies, know that you are not in this game alone. Someone has been through what you may be experiencing and has succeeded. Stay positive, and enjoy your children at each stage. Don't get caught up with distractions, but cherish each moment.