As I was editing one of my short stories I began thinking about how we interact with others around us, especially mom’s. We want to be good mom’s and do the right thing for our kids but too many times we do not help each other out the way we need it because of the fear of not coming across as perfect.
I am at fault so many times of not asking for help because if I ask for help everyone knows I can’t do it by myself. The thing is no one can do it all; we all need a little help from time to time. That is the hardest thing to admit sometimes; that we need help or even just a friend.
I remember the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child”, this is true but our villages have disappeared because we do not feel capable of asking for help. We listen to or participate in passing judgment on others so we feel better about what we feel are flaws in ourselves, while others sit back quietly suffering because they don’t want to be judged. What we all need is to stop judging each other as women or moms and simply look out for others who need our help or those who can help us. Maybe if we spend more time showing love and compassion to someone who needs a little love we will feel less like judging.
We need to accept that we will all make mistakes and give ourselves and others Grace for mistakes and stand next to each other holding each other up, because nothing is stronger than the empowerment of each other.
A Woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. –Nancy Reagan
I need help everyday to be a good mom and I want to spend each day building up other moms who need help as well. How can you help another mom around you today? What can you do to build up someone else today?