I see you.
I see your weariness and exhaustion as you face each day with a new-found energy you didn’t know you had in you.
You still laugh and find joy with your family in spite of your exhaustion.
I see you hiding in the bathroom with tears streaming down your face feeling an emptiness that you are sure will last forever.
You don’t give up and somehow are filled up again and again.
I see you longing for a moment to breathe where no-one needs you for a moment.
You serve your people so beautifully.
I see you reaching for a dream, but feeling a guilt of dreaming for more at all.
It’s okay to dream and reach for the stars with your best people by your side.
I see your desire to love yours endlessly, but the struggle when you feel you have nothing left to give.
You love your people to the best of your ability and are doing it well.
I hear you.
I hear your cries for rest and relaxation.
Find rest and take a deep breath.
I hear your hearts desire to be the perfect mom when perfection never existed in the first place.
Let go of perfection and grasp the fact that who you are right now is enough.
I hear the guilt you are carrying because you made one decision for yourself instead someone else.
Sometimes decisions we make for ourselves make you a better YOU!
I hear the lies you are believing that you are a bad mom and are un-appreciated.
Throw the lies out the window and know YOUR worth is great!
I hear the noise filling up your mind because your calendar is so busy.
It’s okay to say ‘no’ and see that enough is enough.
I know you.
I know your empty womb as you face a day like today longing to be a mother.
Let God hold you in that place.
I know even with children, but longing for more causes an unexplainable ache as well.
You are allowed to hurt too.
I know your grief as you remember those you have lost in your womb or those you have lost in your arms.
I am grieving with you.
I know your body postpartum when everything is so imbalanced and you feel like a terrible mother for feeling the way you do.
Give yourself some grace and know you are not alone in this season.
I know your broken heart as you face every day without your own mother.
Words can’t even express, but you are loved by many today.
God sees you.
God sees your weariness, your exhaustion, your tears, your dreams and your desires. He sees you and wants you to see HIM in your emptiness. Let him fill you up and rest in His arms.
God hears you.
God hears the cries, the guilt, the lies and the noise. He hears you and wants YOU to hear His voice telling you that you are enough, you are cherished, loved and appreciated! You are not perfect and you will never be, but how amazing is it that a perfect God loves us in our imperfections. Your qualities are exactly what God intended for the people He has placed in your life.
God knows you.
God knows your pain, grief and brokenness. He knows your every being and He created you fearfully and wonderfully. He wants you to know HIM and HIS desire for you as a mother, sister, friend, daughter as you grow in your relationship with yourself, with God and with the people HE put in your life to love deeply!
Being a mother is not easy, longing to be a mother is painful and being without a mother is agonizing.
Today is not always a celebratory day for everyone, but today I am celebrating ALL of you! No matter what season you are in on your journey, you are being appreciated for being exactly where you are!
Happy Mothers Day to the women that have children to hold, the women who long to hold their own and the women who wish they were being held.
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