To you, my dear friend, on Mother’s Day.
I know that motherhood is harder than you thought it would be,
and that maybe you aren’t the mother you thought you might be.
I know you wonder sometimes if you’re doing it all wrong – that
you aren’t patient, loving, giving, disciplined, brave or determined enough.
I know that sometimes you look at the state of your house, your bank balance,
your job, your car that needs this or that fixing and the lawn that needs mowing,
and it all just feels so overwhelming.
I know too that you worry about your children – are they making friends, are they fit and
strong enough, are they doing well at school, are they healthy and kind. are other people
kind to them – and how much is too much when it come to social media and screen time.
It never ends.
I know you’re frightened for them and the pain they’re certain to face, one way or another
here on Earth School.
I also know that you’re worried because your life is ticking by so fast, too fast – and you’re
wondering if that something special inside you, that’s just yours, will ever see the light of day.
How do I know all this?
Because I am a mother, just like you.
Just like you I worry that I am doing it all wrong, I’m overwhelmed, I worry about my children
endlessly, and my life seems to be slipping alarmingly fast through my fingers.
Motherhood is the long road and we all walk it together, even if sometimes we feel like we
are walking alone. You are not alone.
And for all those times that you have walked beside me on the long road, I thank you.
I could never have made it so far without you.
– Sara (2015)