Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I had a wonderful day yesterday.  Olivia was so excited to have her two best friends over to play.  And, as much fun as they had (which was oodles and oodles of fun) I think us mommies had even more fun. 

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It’s so important as a mom to have amazing friends.  You know, as much as blogging helps us and connects us with other moms. . .I believe it also harms us.  Nobody ever mentions the not so good sides of motherhood on their blogs.  This leads others to believe that they are alone on this motherhood journey and no one else endures tantrums or suffers with depression or feels inadequate at times.  That’s where friendships really shine.  To be able to share the least attractive and the most embarrassing stories about you and have someone say, “That’s okay. . .I still love you,” is what true friendship is all about.  To be lifted up and reminded of your own unique and worthy qualities is sometimes just what you need.  It sure was just what I needed yesterday.  My wish for all of you is that you have that kind of friend and that kind of spouse.  . .who constantly remind you that you are special regardless of any shortcomings that others may think you have.   Let’s build each other up rather than tear each other down and celebrate all of the different kinds of wonderful mothers in the world. 


Stacie said...

Thank you for having us over. I know Madison really enjoyed playing with Olivia and has been talking about her since our visit. She's ready to come back, soon!! :)

I couldn't agree more with your post. Being a mom is the hardest job I've ever had. It requires every bit of my attention, my heart and my prayers to be the kind of mom that I know I want to be. I'm so grateful for our friendship. I'm thankful I can share all of those 'not so pretty' moments of motherhood with you. :)

I think that when people who deem themselves to be well-meaning offer advice that comes across as criticism they are doing as much harm as those who readily pass judgement without worrying how they come across.

In a world where we are constantly measuring ourselves against each other, it's nice to have true friends who will always be there for you. Never doubt your worth as a wife, mom, daughter, or friend!!

Amanda said...

Very very true! I had a toootal meltdown of a story that woulda made for some good blog material last week... But of course I didn't write it ;) so see! I'm not perfect either. Just my blog is.. Haha.. I love to know other moms go through crazy stuff you!