I lost my mom to a tragic accident when I was 24 years old. I was married to my husband, Turner for only two months at the time. Our life was beginning and it started off with the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. My mom and I were finally getting to a great place in our relationship and I had never seen my mom so vibrant and happy. She was getting to this sweet spot in life, the spot she had worked so hard for her whole life, and just like that, it was over. This loss made me realize we can’t live waiting for the next stage of life to begin. We can’t wait until the kids are older, we have more money, or we feel more settled. We need to step up and make it happen for ourselves TODAY! Whether that is ditching that job you feel you have to go to or gaining control of your health, your future is completely in your hands..
What I want for you…
What I really want for the world is for young moms to live to their full potential today because we are not guaranteed a tomorrow. For us to be a voice within our homes that is kind, caring, and loving. A voice that isn’t stressed, isn’t filled with guilt, isn’t exhausted. That as moms, we don’t lose who we are because we have been so busy sacrificing for our home and family. That we communicate with our significant other before things become an issue. We don’t wait until we can’t handle a situation anymore and it becomes a huge fight. We do something for ourselves daily – beyond a spa day for a birthday or a pedicure once a year. That we feel we have an abundance of time. That we feel we have an abundance of energy.
We feel good about ourselves: our bodies, our minds, our souls, our significant other, our parenting. We are confident! We trust our instinct. We acknowledge that we make mistakes sometimes and we vow to do better rather than becoming sick with regret and guilt. We don’t use phrases like mom guilt or mom fail. We are unapologetic for our strengths. We know our strengths differ from mom to mom and We celebrate and use each other strengths for the collective good of the children we are all raising. We stop the cycle of competition. We don’t let social media and smartphones rule our lives. There is a generation of children watching us and they are going to need our presence more than ever. They are going to need our prayers more than ever. We stop playing small. We stop waiting for someday. We choose to rise up, every day, and be the best version of ourselves – and it starts today.