I've seen time and time again in my mom's groups the should and shouldn't opinions being shared. I've seen moms close up and pretend they are the perfect mom, or perhaps they truly do meet my image of that mark. But to be received last night as I am and listened too was a true blessing. To hear my struggles reflected and hear the words I have thought being spoken to me out loud made me feel renewed, validated, and connected in a whole new way.
I'm so grateful for all of my mom friends and the different advice and perspectives they each have. I'm grateful last night to make a new connection and to feel truly heard. I'm grateful to be vulnerable and to admit my struggles. I'm grateful to know that my struggles do not make me less and perhaps make me a better mom in some ways that if I did not have these experiences. I'm grateful for honesty and vulnerability. And I'm grateful to have a new perspective this morning.
When do you feel vulnerable? When was a time that you opening up allowed you to feel validated or make a stronger connection to someone?
May today give us the connection we seek. May we feel loved and heard. Have a beautiful day!