We're always so busy, right? It's as though we value our self worth based on the checks on our to-do list. Our daily lives are overstimulating; leaving how many of us feel worn out, touched out and torn up by the end of each day? Over time, we grow numb to it all and our children sense all of this.
I don't want to write this to make you feel guilty. I want you to know you're not alone. We're all caught in this cycle together. Even if you're "not working" at a stay at home mom, you probably have a to-do list just as long as the top CEO of any company. You need to keep your family running, your career advancing, and yourself alive.
I want to write this post to honor all which you do. The simple things that go unnoticed. The things you wish someone would tell you "Thank you" for. I see you. Take a moment now to honor yourself. Take a deep breath in and slow down, if only for a second, and know you are the glue for your family.
Somewhere, there is another parent juggling just like you. Somewhere, there is another caregiver feeling unsure or inadequate. But you are enough. No matter what the professionals say, you are doing the rights when the love for your family and your child is the priority.
If you can pause the merry-go-round for a moment, try to. Try to slow it down and savor the passing moment, even just for five minutes. But if you can't, throw your hands in the air like you're going downhill on your favorite roller coaster ride. Enjoy that breeze of life.