God I love these kids. And I’ve spent all their lives living for them! What I didn’t realize, was how much I was leaving MYSELF behind. I think it’s easy to do that, as a mother. We feel like it’s what we are supposed to do because our kids come first. And they should, but NEVER at the expense of ourselves. Never in a way that robs us of WHO WE ARE…
As mothers, WE HAVE TO PUT OURSELVES FIRST sometimes in order to be the best moms we can be. That doesn’t mean our kids get left behind either.… and for a little while, I didn’t understand what it meant to finally give myself some priority. And I felt guilty for giving more to myself and trying to focus more on ME. I was used to letting myself go, never having “Me” time. Mom dates… what’s that?! Self care and taking myself out sometimes we’re things that were foreign to me unless it involved my kids. Things I used to do that made me feel good. I realized I had lost “myself” while trying to live for my kids. And that wasn’t good for anybody!! I was burnt out, tired, frustrated, and really just running on fumes.
When it finally clicked, and I started to invest in myself more, my kids started to bloom AND flourish right along with me. I’m so grateful for this journey, and I’ve learned to love the process!
The best part about all of it isn’t just being a mom, it’s being ME,- and loving my kids from that place has brought us closer together than I could have ever imagined!!!
Don’t let yourself go! And if you have, go back and get her!!! You’ll be happy you did and it’ll help your kids too