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.
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.