You are amazing and your best is good enough. I know you work hard to give your child/ren your very best regardless of whether you live in the PJ’s in the Bronx, an apartment in Chicago or a mansion in Bel Air and they feel your love. You may be cheffing it up on a food stamp budget, ordering Seamlesss or have an in-house chef, no matter how you are doing it your child is eating and growing and happy and that’s good enough. Your choice of school, sports team, home, whatever, was the right one. Stop being so hard on yourself, you know good and well that even when you make a mistake everyone lives and you’ve learned something and choose better the next go round. You are doing a great job. You live and love and nourish and sometimes forget to nourish and love on yourself and that’s not good enough. You are too hard on yourself, you compare your kids, yourself, your journey, your home to those you see on the “gram” and on the pick-up line and that’s not cool. You are smart and dope and sexy and worthy, so live like it. Carve out a few moments every damn day you are afforded to remember what you always wanted to be, see, do and figure out how to make it happen. You are a mom and the one thing mothers know how to do is make something come to life. So do it for you today and every day.
To the sis who is reading this and is not a mother, please remind the mothers you know that they deserve the world and more, please remind her she is doing a great job even when she messes up and please excuse her when she says hold on a million times to correct her kids. Love on her and remind her that she is still your girl, she is still invited to brunch and tell her she is better than mom jeans.
As we approach Mother’s Day I am wishing a Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers holding it down. My mother departed this earth 18 years ago and I still miss her. To you all nursing fresh wounds of loss, I am sending you a huge hug, to those who have birthed and loss hugs to you. To those who like my bio mom, for whatever reason birthed and said by, thank you for being life givers. To the munchkins that made us mamas can yall chill on Sunday just a little?