I see you.
I hear and feel you.
I am listening.
I know what it’s like to walk in your shoes, maybe not the same style or size, but nonetheless, walking in the path of Motherhood.
I have been through the darkness, been through the deepest trenches of my mind. I have doubted, questioned, and argued with idea if hopeless and worthlessness.
I was encouraged, supported, and empowered while I created this life inside me, then it all didn’t matter anymore.
I felt proud, strong, and accomplished after birth; to then feel flawed, useless, and shamed within days.
My mind was my worst enemy, fueled by society, expectations, and comparisons.
Then something divine happened- I gave myself a Chance.
A chance to get well.
A chance to birth myself as well.
A chance to grow instead of sink.
I made a decision that I was worth it.
I made a decision that I was enough.
I made a decision that I could do it.
Without being perfect.
With lots of Grace and Gratitude.
I found my power.
The same power that unconsciously created, grew, and birthed this new life.
The same power that generations of Mothers have held over centuries.
The same power we are all connected with.
It is within us all.
It is within us always.
We need to peel back the layers of insecurity, judgement, and guilt in order to uncover it.
We need to give ourselves a fighting chance.
We need to know we are fucking worth it all.
All the support.
All the care.
All the help.
All the grace.
All the love.
I love you,
because you are me and I am you.
Mama, you are powerful no matter what you have been through.
Mama, you have the power to move forward and be well.
Mama, you have the power to create your life.
I hope you are feeling a little anxious, very excited, and even tingly while reading this.
Because it means you believe that you hold this power, even if it’s a teeny bit at this moment.
Let us come together and uncover the power we possess.
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