I think you and I are a lot alike. I am a Mom. I am a wife. I have a full time job where I work Monday-Friday. I love my kids, I would do anything for them. I wish I could buy them froyo everyday. I love Pinterest, Twitter and blog browsing. I text a little too much. Even in the car, but only at red lights. I love gourmet food. I make dinner for my family almost every night. I do dishes, loads of laundry and dusting.
I am addicted to my email. I love my husband and our quality time together. My family is my lifeline.
Does any of this ring true for your life? So what makes us each so special if we are so similar? And why do we judge other Moms so similar to us?
I have struggled with this because I'm such an observer. When I started my blog, I thought to myself, “What qualifies me to start a blog and share my opinions and ideas with others? I'm just like everyone else.” But I've come to realize that being like everyone else is what makes my blog relevant. And it also makes me special. Sometimes when we see a stay at home Mom at Starbucks midday while working, we get jealous. And then we see a high profile woman on a talk show touting her million dollar startup, and we get jealous. Why can't we just be happy where we are? Where we are, inside and out is right where we are supposed to be. It might not be the end of the road,and I'm sure it will get better. But the best part of our life is the present.
When I allow jealousy to seep into my thoughts, it only starts killing my enthusiasm for life one moment at a time. It also belittles what I am currently doing and working on. I want to charge you with this….DON'T let other women's lifestyles determine how you feel about yourself! We all have different kids that need our quirky personalities. God made it that way. Our husbands married us for us, not for any other woman. We don't need to judge other Mom's for letting their kids stay up late, for working 50 hours a week or eating food with GMO's. Lets accept each other for our similarities and our differences. One thing we all have in common is that we want the best for our lives and the ones around us.
We control our emotions. We control our lives. I know I sound like a Mr. Rogers episode or Big Bird, but we are perfect just the way we are. Maybe you needed to read this. Maybe I needed to write it and remind myself. Either way, let's be friends. Let's be friends that are similar. Similar in that we accept each other for who we are. Yet we can be different. And that's okay.