Exhausted mothers receive appreciation all the time from their close family members. It’s always nice to hear something like that because that’s the power that moves us to push even harder.
Being a mother is the toughest job in the world that requires lots of effort and strength. However, we proudly accept that job and always give 110% tirelessly.
That’s why hearing these kinds of praises is good for any of us. As I said before, being a mother is one of the greatest pleasures in life, but it comes with its challenges we proudly face. From the sweet moments of joy to the hard times, mother and father are there for everything.
Meet Bethany Jacobs. She has the title of being a great encourager for mothers. Her Facebook post took over the internet in seconds as she describes those highs and lows.
Those lows can be hard, but Bethany has three words to get all of us up: You are enough!
Here is her Facebook post about exhausted mothers in full:
To the mom hiding in her bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the tears roll down her cheeks..
To the mom who is so tired, she feels like she can’t function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest she needs…
To the mom sitting in her car, alone, stuffing food in her face because she doesn’t want anyone else to see or know she eats that stuff…
To the mom crying on the couch after she yelled at her kids for something little and is now feeling guilty and like she is unworthy…
To the mom, that is trying desperately to put those old jeans on because all she really wants is to look in the mirror and feel good about herself…
To the mom that doesn’t want to leave the house because life is just too much to handle right now…
To the mom that is calling out for pizza again because dinner just didn’t happen the way she wanted it to…
To the mom that feels alone, whether in a room by herself or standing in a crowd…
You are enough.
You are important.
You are worthy.
This is a phase of life for us. This is a really really hard, challenging, crazy phase of life.
In the end, it will all be worth it. But for now, it’s hard. And it’s hard for so many of us in many different ways. We don’t always talk about it, but it’s hard and it’s not just you.
You are enough.
You are doing your best.
Those little eyes that look up at you – they think you are perfect. They think you are more than enough.
Those little hands that reach out to hold you – they think you are the strongest. They think you can conquer the world.
Those little mouths eating the food you gave them – they think that you are the best because their bellies are full.
Those little hearts that reach out to touch yours – they don’t want anything more. They just want you.
Because you are enough. You are more than enough, mama.
You. Are. Amazing.
– Bethany Jacobs
Latched and Attached
Brave. All exhausted mothers should be proud of themselves. They are doing things right!
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Source: Latched and Attached