Hey Mom, I see you…

Hey mom, I see you. Only an hour and a half of sleep the night before and still up to make breakfast. I see you struggling with those nights of teething. I see you wanting to take that pain or problem away from your little one who just won’t sleep. I see you not knowing what the hell you are going to do the next day.

Hey mom, I see you. Trying to get your shopping done with two young kids who are screaming because they didn’t nap today. I see you trying to calm one down while the other is still freaking out. I see you fighting back the tears and trying to hold it all together. I see you breaking down and not knowing what your next move is going to be.

Hey mom, I see you. Running around the house trying to clean. I see you getting one room done while the kids trash another. I see you fighting to have all the dishes done before you have to start dinner. I see you making dinner with one little one wanting juice and the other asking when dinner is going to be done. I see you trying to keep up with the laundry knowing that somewhere in the house there is a basket already half way full of more dirty clothes.

Hey mom, I see you. I see you wanting a break but never asking for it. I see you dying for someone to notice that you need a friend now more that ever. I see you depressed because you lost those fun friends the moment you told them you were pregnant. I see you missing the old days of being wild and crazy.

Hey mom, I see you. I see that no matter how hard your day has been you still have kids that love you. I see you sing them to sleep and apologize for yelling at them earlier in the day. I see the tears rolling down your cheek knowing they won’t be that small forever. I see you wondering if you are good enough to be there mom.

Hey mom, I see you. I see exactly what you are going through because I see it in my own mirror every day. I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone. We all struggle and we all question ourselves. I want you to ask yourself a few questions… Do your kids smile everyday? Do they miss you when you’re gone? Do YOU do the best you can? We all try to be super mom but the reality of it is none of us can do it alone. It takes one person to see the good you are doing even if all you have done today is played with your kids and ran the sweeper.

Hey mom, I see you. I see that you are an incredible person. You are strong even when you don’t want to be. You are beautiful even in your sweatpants and no make up on. You got this! Don’t let anyone tell you different. You’re out there doing the best you can every day!

❤️ -Elysha

Thank you so much for submitting this! It has truly touched my heart in so many ways, I hope the rest of you mommas out there can relate and ease up on yourself ❤

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Originally published at www.gabrielleorcutt.com on June 6, 2016.

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