Have you ever been awake in the middle of the night with a crying baby? You are exhausted beyond measure, you can’t remember if you brushed your teeth before you went to bed and it’s possibly been 2 or 3 days since you had a shower that lasted longer than 2 minutes.
These can be some of the loneliest times. Children take constant attention which means that as parents, we have to put ourselves on the back burner for the time being. When I first found out I was pregnant with my first child I just knew that this would open up a whole new lifestyle for me. I was so excited to have a little tiny baby in my arms and couldn’t wait to have my very own best friend for life. Don’t get me wrong, Reagan is so special to me and I love being her mommy but this whole mom thing is lonely. There are times that I feel the loneliest I have ever been. This could easily be for a number of reasons. I have an amazing support system between my hubby, his parents, my mom and my sisters. I even have a few friends that I still see on occasion but none of the above are in my same stage of life. They aren’t waking up every night with a crying baby (except my hubby because he is awesome) nor do they spend all day with a 13 month old who refuses to use words although she knows many.
I am here. This is my life right now and I love it. I know it is simply a season and I will one day soon look back and miss all these firsts but that doesn’t change the fact that I long for someone who knows EXACTLY what I am going through. I think that it is extremely important to have friendships with other young moms who can truly say, “I know exactly how you feel” and give advise or simply an encouraging word to help you to realize that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Many times as moms we like to act as if we have everything under control and we are that perfect house wife and mother but let me tell you… I am NOT that mom!
My house is always a mess. I clean one room and walk to the next and the first room is being destroyed all over again. My car has fast food trash in it. My child probably had a whole bag of goldfish for breakfast, and I don’t get to shower and fix my make up every day. I am not afraid to admit that I struggle from time to time. That is what makes me human but these are all reasons that I need a mommy group. Support, friendship, judgement free listening ears, someone to simply tell me that I am worthy of this job that has been entrusted to me.
If you find yourself needing a friend on this crazy rollercoaster ride of motherhood, please find me! Email, call, text, facebook… ANYTHING! Chances are, I need you too!
Although I am about to add to my chaos with the arrival of our twins within the next few weeks, I feel that I am being called to put together a small group of moms who simply need support. If you have everything under control or if you find that you are that mom struggling from postpartum depression then I want you to reach out to me for more information. We all need each other no matter the differences that may lie between us!
I hope you will take an interest in this group and find that you are not in fact alone. I can’t wait to hear from you!