I'm Just About To Give Up

I'm just about to give up. Those are the words I read this morning on my virtual moms’ group homepage. I'm just about to give up. My heart breaks for you, Mama. My heart goes out to you, Mama. I see you. I feel you. We have all been there, all of us Mamas. But I want you to know that it is going to get better. To let you know that you need to look at your baby, look right and deep into your baby's eyes and know that they need you. This is life's most beautiful gift.

The opportunity to nurture and to raise this little being. Mama, they need you to be strong. Just a little while longer. 

Your body created this baby and you are so strong. You are so much stronger than you think and stronger than you will ever know. Look how strong you have been already. You have grown a human being inside your beautiful body. You delivered this baby without any pain interventions. You allowed yourself to feel what your body was meant to do. Committed and curious. Committed to your baby and yourself. Your baby worked just as hard as you did Mama and I implore you - just keep working hard. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. 

The days are long, so long, but the weeks are short and before you know it your little one is going to be running into your arms full of personality and independence. Running to you whispering, “Mama, I love you".  And that's what it's all about.

Our hormones are going crazy right now. The insomnia is real, the milk soaked shirts, the constant spit up, the smell of an absent shower is so strong, so present. But, Mama, keep at it. You are so strong. We are here for you. Every single one of us Mamas. 

Keep going. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. 

Tatum Melton
Mother of two, 34

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