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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

so, the secret's out.

i hate to shatter any images you might have had of me, but obviously, i'm not perfect & i am far from being super mom. i'm the first to admit that being a mom is hard, hard work. but luckily, as we have so recently learned, "we're all in this together." sure, it might be a line from a cheesy disney movie (which i love btw, bring on the cheese baby!), but... cheesey or not, the words definitely ring true. it's kinda like our very own, very special mom anthem:

everyone (every mom) is special in their own way
we make each other strong
we're not the same
we're different in a good way
together's where we belong

we're all in this together
once we know
that we are
we're all stars
and we see that
we're all in this together
i love that... "we're all in this together!" suddenly i don't feel so alone. because, often times, that's exactly how i feel - alone. when you are deep in the throws of motherhood, it's easy to think that you're all alone, that no one has ever felt this way before, or would understand what you're going through. but luckily, this isn't true. mothers all over the world, at this exact moment, are having the exact same feelings & emotions. together we can share our experiences & frustrations, our disappointments & joys, and together "we make each other strong."

so today i thank YOU... thank you for encouraging me. thank you for being a shoulder to lean on. thank you for inspiring me. thank you for listening to me. thank you for sharing your experiences with me. thank you for not judging me. thank you for always being there. thank you for making me stronger. we are definitely "all in this together."

in the end, all i can hope for, all anyone can hope for, is to my best & follow mr. lincoln's advice: "whatever you are, be a good one." so, i might not be super mom, & might be far from perfect. but, in the end, at least i know (& hopefully one day my kids will know) that i am always, always doing my best. & that's what's really important.

so, let's make a promise to each other today... let's promise that we will continue to be "all in this together." let's continue to create "a judgment-free zone, a sisterhood of motherhood where anything goes" in the words of oprah. & together, let's promise, that we will continue to do our best & forget all those silly expectations. so who's with me - any one want to pinkie swear?

image via here.


Jessi said...

i totally agree. motherhood is hard enough without feeling like you're being judged. i like the idea of being a community of sisters.

Shannon said...

pinkie swear! :)

Lene said...

I pinky swear!

Natalie Jane said...

WHAT?! I seriously just wrote the same post and it is going to post later today! You will have to read it to see just how freaky it is that you wrote your at the same time.

Natalie Jane said...

I decided to post it early. not the exact same post, but pretty close.

Pinky swear by the way.

Amy said...

I read Natalie's post a few minutes ago and then read yours.... too weird. We're all in this together and you two are on the same page! :)

I love that movie too- I'm a cheese lover!

And- even though I'm not a mom yet... i give a pinky swear too!

Lin said...

I'm not a mom yet but I pinkie swear too!

Kelli said...

Pinkie swear!

Traci said...

pinky swear! it is nice to know that we are not alone and sometimes have chat about it with others to remind ourselves!!!!

Wendi said...

Thanks again for keeping it real!
Pinkie swear!

Tasha said...

I am in! I loved this post!!

Chloe said...

I love this - thanks for posting this today :)

Suz Broughton said...

Great post.
It's funny. Yesterday I was at the press event at The Honda Center and one of the photographers for another publication asked me about OC Mom BLoggers, "Is it really catty? Do you guys like each other?" I laughed and told him how we all support each other. We link to each other. We pass along each other's info to PR people. We hang out at events.
Thanks for posting this. We are all in this together, moms and mom bloggers :)

Suz Broughton said...

Can I use this as a guest post on Sunday for the OC Register Mom Blog?

Jennifer Klein said...

Sometimes I feel like my husband has no clue how hard it is to be a Mother. Of course, other Mothers out there totally get it... but it's hard when you want to be perfect when all you are as imperfect and yell at your children and have a messy house!