Motherhood is a trip, isn't it? We grow and nurture our babies inside our bodies. We go through labor and delivery and then get to hold our babes in our arms for the first time. And then the world shifts and now we think not only for ourselves but also about our children. That can put a lot of stress and guilt on our plates, but we manage. And I know us moms wouldn't have it any other way:
When you feel like you can conquer the world because the baby slept the night through for the first time!
When an epic tantrum is preformed in public and through the embarrassment and shame you keep your cool and carry out your screaming child. Then let the tears fall in the safety of the car.
When you feel like crap because your child fell down and you couldn't do anything to stop it but feel responsible for their pain (like when Kinsey got her concussion. That was definitely a lower-than-low moment for me.)
When your child wins an academic award and you're bursting with pride.
These are all moments we've gone through or will be going through as our babies grow and change. I'm standing on the edge of a big milestone as Kinsey is getting enrolled into Kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. All the feels.
For all the highs and lows and every moment in between, I just want us moms to acknowledge that we are enough for our children. For our husbands and family. And most definitely for our selves.
I know it's easy to get caught up in comparison. Or getting lost in what something seems to be not what it actually is. I know because every day there are things that bombard us as women and mothers that tells us we are less or makes us feel that way. But in the midst of negativity there is always positivity, the light will always shine through the dark.
I'm so proud to be a Mommy and share in this journey with all of you, so when Jessica asked if I would like to be a part of her Motherhood Collaboration, I just had to say yes (after feeling extremely blessed and honored.) Be sure to check out these other contributors too!
Here is your chance to win a tee from Faith Forward Apparel. A little about the owner and creator, Krystal:
Krystal has only been designing apparel for a few years, but very sporadic and not even for a business. Just doing it for fellow friends and their teams, as Fitness Coaches.She decided on the name for her business Faith Forward Apparel because Faith is very important to her. If you don't have faith, hope and love, then what do you have? Faith is stronger than any fear.
She opened an Etsy shop to simply start producing more of the visions she had - "I was holding back due to my very busy life as a Mom of a 4 year old little boy, a wife to my wonderful handsome husband, and a full-time Graphic Designer/Art Director as well. I thought enough is enough and it's time! So basically that is where my Faith comes back into play - I jumped in 1,000% and went for it."
She wants her shop to inspire others, to lift up those Mama's or anyone that may not feel they are Enough. Because YOU are- You are so much MORE than you think you are. Let go of all your fear, and bring in the faith, and know you are worth it!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be live from Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th. Winner will be announced on Monday, June 13th. Open to US residents only. Good luck!