Moms are a unique group of women. We all may come from different backgrounds but we are more similar than we are different. What makes us so similar is our love for our children as well as our daily struggles of being a mom.
Our children are what we base all decisions on in our life. Whether it is where we decide to send them to school or what neighborhood we live in. Our children are part of that decision. The decision to work or not to work and where we work…based on our children.
We want only the best for our children and this causes a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of tears, a lot of fights, and a lot of fears. We always question ourselves about whether or not we are doing the best job. Are we too strict or not strict enough? How do we balance being mom and the yearning to have a close and special relationship with our children?
We all struggle and we all doubt ourselves. We have one of the toughest jobs in the world but at the same time one of the best. As moms we have the privilege of raising these little people and helping to shape them into adults. We need to remember that we are human. Although our children really do think we have special powers. We need to support our fellow moms and let them know they are doing the best they can do at that given moment.
We all know what it feels like to watch your little baby grow more and more independent. We know how it feels to watch your child struggle and feel absolutely helpless. We know what it feels like to see your child in pain and how we would do anything to take that pain away. We know what it feels like to see your child accomplish something they never thought possible. We know what it feels like to watch your child try to find their way (and get lost at times) through this crazy world. We know what it feels like to be angry with your child. We know what it feels like to hideout in the bathroom just to get an extra 2 minutes of peace. We know what it feels like to cry yourself to sleep because the daily stress and daily worries get to be too much.
We will make mistakes. We will hear “I hate you” and never be fully prepared to hear it. We will survive the sleepless nights. We will love our children no matter what they do. We will be our children’s biggest supporters. We will be held to a higher standard not by others but by ourselves. We will save every note, homemade card, picture because they are worth more to us than anything money could buy. We are moms.