Just the other day I had a conversation with a friend who’s also a mom. After chatting for a while we both walked away saying we enjoyed our talk and that we felt a little bit better for it.
What did we talk about? Being a mom. And that mom life is hard.
Did we offer each other magical solutions to make our lives easier? No.
Did we tell each other how to fix our problems or how to magically have a clean house every day? Absolutely not.
So what was it that made a difference. Three little words, (that are really huge): I get it.
I do! I get it! I understand when you tell me that the laundry is never ending. I am right there with you when you say that that you’re worn out and exhausted at the end of the day. I have lived through it when you say that your kids whine and complain about helping out around the house.
I get it.
Dear friend, mom life is hard. Even if it’s been your dream your whole life to be a mom. Even when you love your kids so much and you really want to do everything for them. But you just can’t.
Yes, there are snuggles and kisses, and there are a million joyful moments of watching them grow up. (And, of course, that’s why we actually do it.) But there are hard days where no one listens and there is so much to be done.
So I’m just here to say, I get it. Maybe I don’t have the same kids or the same life situation, but I get it. And really, most of the time, I think that’s the best encouragement we can give to each other. You’re not alone. I’m here walking that road with you. And in a time of “perfect” social media posts, I want you to know that I don’t have it all together. I’m still figuring this thing out too.
So momma, go hug your kids. Tell them you love them (even if they’re dirty or whining about something). It’s a season and it won’t last forever.
And go text your mom friends. Tell them you get it too.