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Dear Anxious Mama: You are not failing anyone

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Dear Anxious Mama,

You're not alone.

I know you're in the trenches just trying to make it one day, one hour, one minute at a time. You're not alone.

I know some days you feel like you just can't do it and you want to cry. You want to cry hard. It's OK, Mama.

Cry. And cry hard.

I know you think you are failing your kids, your husband, even yourself. But Mama, you're not failing anyone.

I know public places can be overwhelming. What if you lose a child or one gets taken? I have been there too, Mama.

You're not alone.

I know sometimes you dislike you're kids. Some days, I dislike mine too.

I know you are praying hard, Mama. Keep praying. God hears you, and He hasn't forgotten you.

I know that you are ashamed and feeling guilty, sometimes wondering if this is the life you were cut out for. It is OK, Mama. I have those days too.

You're not alone.

I know it is hard to get out of bed sometimes because sleep deprivation is pure torture and it has sucked out every ounce of energy you may have in you. I know this form of exhaustion all too well, Mama, especially when my babies were first born. Sometimes it turns into a depression. I know you love being a Mama, but some days are just covered in clouds. It's okay, Mama.

You're not alone.

I know that you might be seeing a therapist, someone to talk to and help you through this season. Good for you, Mama. You are not alone.

I know you may need to see a doctor, get some help, and get on some anxiety or depression meds. It's OK, Mama. You need to care of yourself.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just recognize that you can't do it alone.

Mama, sometimes you have to take the first steps to be the change you want to see.

I know most days you have not a single clue what you're doing, Mama. You're not alone, that is truly what motherhood is.

Love yourself a little more, because you are in the trenches taking it one day, one hour, one minute at a time! And you're not alone, Mama.

Sincerely,

I'm in the trenches too.

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