Today I talked to a dear friend today that I hadn't seen in awhile. As we caught up with each others lives, it made me realize that many of us Mothers have or will go through the same things. As she spoke of some of the struggles she was having with her young family, I shared some of the same experiences that I had gone through when my kids were younger. I think it made her feel good for two reasons, one because she realized that she wasn't the only Mother to have these experiences, and two she was glad that I lived to tell about it! :) That gave her hope I think!
How true that is with anything in life? I think the greatest danger is when we feel like we are the only one that is going through something. It makes you feel lonely and really isolated. When the truth is...most Mothers go through many of the same things and if we could just open up to each other, I think we could help each other so much more.
Motherhood is tough and it certainly is hard on your heart when you see your kids go through certain stages or challenges. Raising a family in this day and age isn't easy. The temptations and challenges my kids went through and are going through are far worse than I had to go through. Some of course are the same but many are worse. It is easy for our kids to get lost in this world of pressure, noise and distractions. It isn't uncommon for kids to lose the ability to communicate because of all the technology out there. The commercials promise that you can stay connected every where, but what they don't tell you ...is it is hard to disconnect and develop the one on one with people, when you are always PLUGGED IN!
So I hope that some of us will be more willing to share with each other, no one should ever have to struggle alone. I think that is what life is all about... to help each other.
How thankful I am for my many friends and family who have always taken the time to talk and share my burden with me. What a world of difference that makes!
Good night dear friends.
moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed
before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is
something absolutely new" ~Rajneesh
"You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool mom. " ~Author Unknown