It’s been a difficult year. I’ve experienced suffering and I’ve seen it in others. If I’m honest, I’ve hated it. And like most, I’m ready for this pandemic to end. Normalcy would be so nice.
I don’t know your personal story, but your feelings are valid. Your struggle is real. Every hard thing about 2020 you are facing is legitimate.
And there’s one thing I know with absolute confidence: we will rise up again.
Mama, you won’t feel this lonely for long. This is a season.
Pick up that phone and call someone; hear their actual voice. Enjoy the comfort of that friend or family member.
Let’s relish the good together. Laugh and cry! Yes, hands down, it has been a pretty traumatizing year. But I know motherhood; we are shaped and built to find the good in these moments. You CAN find the light in the darkness. You can even BE the light when there is not one to be found.
We need to find joy and soak it in. Let’s search for happy moments and rest in them more than we’ve ever done before. Yes, there’s a storm blowing all around us. Yes, we have moments of real fear, possibly even PTSD.
But this storm has nothing on us moms. We set the tone of the whole house, and we can do this. We can find the good and the happy in every day and simply magnify it. No matter what happens with the upcoming school year, we can frame difficult experiences for our kids in a positive light. Stop and smell the roses. A positive spin will only help those around us. Sometime we all need a pep talk, both kids and adults.
Let’s take 2020 by storm. Let’s rise up, mama bears, and relish the joy we can squeeze out of 2020!