You Are Loved, Mamma
If you have at least 1 child, you have highly likely been in a space of desperation, a space of feeling tired, helpless and demotivated. Maybe you are reading this and you are in that space right now. If this is you, I want you to know that you are loved, Mamma.
When life consists solely of feeds and nappy changes in what seems like an endless cycle, you are not alone! I have been through this with 3 kids over the past 5 years and I can confidently say that I am now enjoying a full night’s sleep at least 5 out of 7 nights. I survived, and so will you, Mamma.
God has graced you to boldy carry the title of ‘Mom’. What an honour it is to have been chosen to raise your prince or princess. There is no better candidate than you! When I had my first baby, this was something that I knew deep down, but I never felt like I was fully capable of fulfilling this role. I was stressed, I felt so alone, locked up in my home and too afraid to go anywhere. Would I cope being out alone with baby? What if there was nowhere to change his nappy? What about the cramps and winds? I couldn’t possibly take a screaming baby out in public! What would people think of me? These were all questions which filled me with anxiety and caused me to stay home all day everyday, unless hubby was with me. Added to that, I was tired and I just didn’t have the energy to get myself and a baby packed and ready to go out.
If you can relate to this, I really want to encourage you to make time to take care of yourself. If you are fortunate enough to have a reliable support system, don’t be shy to ask for help. Ask a friend or family member to join you at a coffee shop, or to watch baby for an hour while you take a nap, or go for a walk. Never feel ashamed to ask for help. You are absolutely normal.
Don’t forget, you are worthy and you are loved, Mamma.
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