As mothers we are always trying to do our best but it always feels like someone else is doing it better. On days when I miss-schedule one of my kid’s activities, or I couldn’t get home in time for dinner, or I couldn’t drum up enough energy to dance one more song with my daughter, I feel guilty. I wish I had more time to be present at my kids’ school, I wish I never had to hear “I really miss you mommy”, when I’m at work, or “How come Amy’s mom is a Brownie leader and you’re not?”… The truth is most of us are doing the best we can, and it’s pretty darn good. Sometimes it takes one of my girlfriends to tell me that she is going through the same stuff, to ease my mind.
I value my friendships now more than ever, and so often lately they give me just what I need. Thanks to all the great women in my life. Many of which I have met here at ModernMom. The words that are expressed can fill my heart on some days.
My girlfriend sent me this poem, and I want to share it with all of you…
A Poem About Our Girlfriends
Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go, and love you and your circumstances
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
The most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children.
The richest woman you know, she’s got the car, the house, the clothes~ might be lonely.
So, love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,
“I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed, to be Disappointed!”
“Winners make things happen~~ Losers let things happen.”
Be “Blessed” ladies and pass this on to encourage another woman.
“To the world you might be one person, to me you are special!”