Being a mom can bring about many very powerful emotions. We have probably all experienced the feelings of not being or doing good enough for our little ones. It may have been so overwhelming at times that it completely knocked you on your butt. As in feeling so helpless you couldn't even get off the couch and were crying endlessly. I have sooooo been there!
Then there's the feeling that because your kids love you, you can do anything! There are many moms who have quit smoking, drinking or using drugs, lost weight, finished school, etc. All for the love of their babies. There is just something about the special, yet extremely intense feeling between a mom and her children that if not channeled into something positive can take you down FAST.
I was very inspired by Monday's guest blogger Heather, who had a brand new baby and found out she had Mesothelioma. She had to let go of everything and let her parents care for her baby while she healed. That takes A LOT of "Mommy Power." Her story really touched me, as my son Jack is only 5 days younger than her daughter. Heather I just have to tell you that you ROCK SISTER!
While during that time most of us are complaining about lack of sleep, Heather would have welcomed getting up in the middle of the night with her baby. It was through the love of her daughter that she found the strength to do what she had to do. When things get tough I am going to think about Heather, her stregnth and what must have been the most amazing gratitude she has ever felt in her life when she held her baby for the first time after being seperated for so long.
I have had some serious trouble with fear and anxiety and have recently discovered a phrase that helps me get through these difficult times and wanted to share it with everyone. It's actually some lyrics from Pink's Song Try. It goes a little something like this, "But just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die. You've gotta get up and try"
When I start feeling like I'm struggling with something, I just repeat this phrase to myself over and over again. And if I have at least tried, even if it's not perfect, I still feel great relief in knowing I've given it a shot.
This song has absolutely nothing to do with being a mom but I have read that Pink is one of those moms that quit drinking and smoking for her baby girl. How can these beautiful tiny creatures hold so much power over us? We may never know if anything we do while raising them is right, all we can do is TRY!
If you have an inspirational phrase that gets you through some tough times, PLEASE share, we would love to hear them!