Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dear Fellow Super Mama... (in the hidden places)


*This post may contain affiliate links. 
Which means that if you purchase from an affiliate link, 
we receive a very small commission. This is at NO cost to you.

Thank you for supporting our blog!














Dear Fellow Super Mama,


I know that a lot of the time you feel alone.

I realize that most of us only see one side of you.....

The joyful side. The fun side. 

The toothy child in the picture hanging from your arms.

That last outing you had with Grandma.

And you smiling in all those cute Facebook albums.

___________________


But, we don't see all that goes on "in the trenches"...

The behind the scenes reality that all parents have to deal with:

The ongoing tantrums from your little guy.

The arguments you sort out between "loving" siblings.

The piles of clothes & dishes you take care of.

The sleep-deprived nights.




The days or weeks of sickness where your role is "nurse".

The late nights sitting up worrying & trying to research (and pray through) the "issues"
your child is currently facing...

The huge amount of miles your vehicle racks up as you "taxi" 
the teens around...

The bone tired & weary days that seem as endless as the sea.

The tears that fall when you think no one is looking...

______________

 I know you also struggle with guilt.

A mountain of it.

It nips at your thoughts, and though you try to squelch it,
you find it a constant.

Did I feed them well enough today?

Did I give them enough play time?

Did I correct consistently enough?

Did they sense my love?

Did that mistake that happened just ruin them forever??

And on & on the "enough" train rides.




Fellow Super Mama...I'll let you in on a little secret.

We all feel like that too.

Oh, sure we all have our good days.

The ones, where we subconsciously pat ourselves on the back &
tell ourselves "we got this."

Nothing too hard for someone like me.

But other days, we're feeling just like you...

Am I a good enough Mama?

Or am I totally messing up my kids?!

There are days the guilt tries to strangle us too, 
and we have to BATTLE it!

We can do battle with our prayers, 


_____________________


Though on other days we are all alike.

The tears fall, and we wonder if anyone see us.

I mean really "sees" us & knows the burden we carry.


In the hidden places. In the trenches of parenting.

_______________________


So, Super Mama, whether you have little ones or "bigs",
or a mixture of both.

Please, please, please KNOW this:

You are not ALONE.


You are NOT alone!!!!

You are loved.










Persevere Super Mama.

You say to me, "But why do you call ME a "Super Mama"?" 

I say that every Mama who is trying their very best IS, in fact, a "Super Mama".

We are the ones who are willing to learn.

We are the ones learning on the job, and moving forward.

We are the ones who love their child(ren) with all their heart.

We are the ones who sacrifice whatever is needed to get er done!

Doesn't that sound like you, Mama?

___________________


You ARE a Super Mama.

And so I am.

Together, Mama, let's keep doing this parenting gig.

Both in the "limelight" of where others 'see',
and in the "hidden places" where no one can....

 But One.




MORE LIKE THIS --> 












21 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome :) Glad it encouraged you.

      Delete
  2. we aren't alone in our journey, though sometimes we choose to be. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is SO true. It is always our choice :)

      Delete
  3. You made me cry!! Most times we just feel like we are not enough and all of our efforts are in vain, but that's a lie from the enemy! Thank you for the reminder! I'm sharing this on my Facebook page.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for the Facebook share. Much appreciated!

      Delete
  4. What a lovely and supportive poem to mothers in all places of the world with all types of families big or small. I love this. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    ReplyDelete
  5. An encouragement. Yes, I know those days when it seems that I am a toxic mother and anyone else could do better. Yet, the Lord has given me these children and will give the grace and ability to mother them.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It is so true how we all go through the ups and downs of being moms! That the struggles we face are not just our own. Thanks for sharing and I will try to share this blog post.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is always so good to know we aren't alone, even if it feels that way sometimes. I always thought of Super Moms as the ones that "have it all together" which is so not me 😀, I love the sentiment that we are all, in fact, super. It makes me feel much better. Well written 😀

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for sharing this encouragement on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! We ALL need this!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh wow Rachael, I needed to hear this! Have you been to my house lately?;)It's always so comforting to know other mamas have the same fears and worries. We are all trying our best and need encouragement on the days when we feel like anything but "Super Mama" Thank you. Sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow! What a beautiful and encouraging post!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you for this beautiful message and reminder, Rachael! What an amazing way to start my Monday! Thanks for the encouragement :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

      Delete
  12. Beautiful words! Some days it can be so hard not to feel completely hopeless and discouraged! It is a great reminder that we are not alone and that we are actually doing a good job.

    I co-host Everything Kids Link & Pin Party and this post fits perfect with what we love to see. If you are interested in sharing, our current party closes Wednesday night. We'd love you to share with us!!

    http://www.playdoughandpopsicles.com/2016/04/10/everything-kids-link-pin-party-3/

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a lovely poem. It has been a long time since I had little ones on a day in-day out basis. About the closest I've come was a week long stretch when I had my great niece and great nephews while their mom was in the hospital giving birth to baby number 4.

    I can relate to much of what you've said...and I think a lot of moms, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, and other caregivers can too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great poem! Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, how many times have I needed to hear these words! Thanks for sharing on the Country Fair Blog Party this month!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, what an encouraging thing to read! Thank you. I needed this.
    Thank you, also, for linking with Grace and Truth last week!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such great encouragement, Rachael. It is so true that we fee the same things as mommies and it is great that you encouraged us that we are all in this together. Happy to be connecting with you and thank you for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends. I look forward to seeing you again this week!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Recommended Reads For You
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links seen on my blog would be considered “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. Thank you for visiting & supporting my blog!