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To the mom/woman who ——: I don’t see you

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To the mom/woman who ______, I don’t see you.

So many headlines these days have "I See You" in them, so this may make me a bit unpopular, but ... I don’t see you.

I don’t see the struggles you face with depression or anxiety every day because of your situation.

I don’t see the difficulties of having a child with special needs.

I don’t see the woman who has spent countless hours injecting herself with a cocktail of meds and praying this time will be her miracle and she'll conceive.

I don’t see the mama who is with the love of her life in the NICU, praying that she will get to take her baby home and asking for a miracle.

I don’t see the mama who is pumping for breast milk for the little one that she may or may not be able to give it to.

I don’t see the woman who has to do the unthinkable and give her child back to Heaven.

I don’t see the woman who is resisting the urge to take a drink because she doesn’t know how to go on without it.

I don’t see the mama who is so overwhelmed because she doesn’t have a support system in her life.

I don’t see the woman who cries silently!

I don’t see a lot of these situations and so many more.

What I do see are some of the strongest women I have ever encountered in my life!

The strength that it takes to go “One More Day” and keep yourself and your family together is astonishing!

I do see the heart of each and every one of you and my heart cries out for you.

I don’t wish I could see any of your situations but I can see the need for someone to be there, to just be present.

I see the desire for someone to just listen and not always have to “see” or understand what you are going through.

For you to be able to share your story and not have someone say, “Oh, I know what you mean," or, I know how it feels.”

Our road in life may not be the same, but know I will be there to help you get through the bumps, cracks and obstacles that you will face along the way.

Together we will see this journey through…


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