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Today I Cried

today i criedToday I cried.

I cried because my three-year-old refuses to listen to me.

I cried because my son ripped the waterproof cover off of his mattress.

I cried because my daughter misses her dad when he’s at work.

I cried because my two-year-old keeps playing with water when my back is turned and I’m tired of cleaning up spills.

I cried because my coffee pot broke.

I cried because my house is a disaster and always will be.

I cried for a friend who’s husband is traveling on business and she is alone with her children.

I cried for a friend who’s mother is sick and she is trying to keep it all together.

I cried for a friend who’s been trying for years to have children and has been unable to do so.

I cried because I feel like a failure and I don’t know how to move forward.

I cried because motherhood is hard and it always will be.

I cried because at times I feel trapped.

I cried for all the moms who are in the trenches and just want to feel like they’re doing something right.

I cried for all the moms who’s kids refuse to eat at meal time.

I cried for all the moms who’s children wake up at all hours of the night, inhibiting their ability to get a full night’s rest.

I cried for all the moms who don’t understand their children.

I cried for all the moms who want to connect with their kids but don’t know how.

I cried because I don’t remember the last time I got a full night’s rest.

I cried because I’m so tired and I cried for all the other mothers who are tired.

I cried for all the expectant mothers who don’t know how hard this job is because they haven’t experienced it.

I cried because this job will never be easy.

I cried for you.

I cried because sometimes you have to let the tears out so that, when you wipe them away, you’re given a new sense of calm and clarity.

 

3 thoughts on “Today I Cried

  1. Danielle

    Thank you for writing what has been in my heart. It’s a relief to know I’m not alone in my tears. HUGS.

  2. Jac

    Thank you so much for writing this. I fully understand. I’m a stay at home mother of 4 (step-son included) whose husband worked 3rd shift for 4 years. The oldest child is 7 and the youngest is 10 months.

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