So, you may not know the real reason I have started this venture in the blog world. I pretend it is because I have hilarious stories that people are waiting on the edge of their seats to hear. But, if we are going to get real, and I mean really real, it’s not that at all.
If you follow me on any of the social media sites, you know that Josh and I just had a baby. Pause to look at this sweet little girl…..
Betsy is a little over 2 months old now, and if you have ever had children or been around anyone who has, you may know what I’m talking about when I say: your body goes bonkers on you during this time. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it is common. Im discovering that it can affect women differently, too. For me, I cry. Im not sad or anything-I just cry. I want to be able to tell myself, “Get a grip” or, “Pull yourself together, man, your embarrassing me” but, I honestly feel like it is out of my control. My body is just a wack-a-doo these days. So, with all of these lovely “extra” emotions I have, I have taken to blogging. Having something that is just for me to do and that I can call my own has helped in so many ways.
So, because I know I’m not alone in these feelings, I have a teeny tiny bit of advice: reach out to your girl friends. Don’t have any? Get some ASAP. If it was not for some group text support from my gal pals, I would be having a much harder time with all of this. Having a “village” of supporters during this time will help you out. Grab your Monica, Rachel and Phoebe and lean on em’.
I am going to work on seeking out ways I can help support other women and mothers. Not to get all uterusy on you guys, but seriously, we have to encourage one another. Some mom at the park is sucking at parenting? Cool, we’ve all been there. Maybe she hasn’t slept and is just trying to survive. How about instead of judging her, we offer a hand. Maybe she will turn you down, or maybe you will be her saving grace.
I’m praying for you women out there. Our God is a God of mercy. Girl power!