You know, the one who has your back no matter what? The no-judgement, wants the best for you in every situation, cheers you on in everything you do kind of woman? As women, at some point in our lives, we all need that woman by our side. It's impossible to do life without that kind of friendship. Unless you really just don't have that kind of friendship... but, that just teaches you to be that woman for others.
The past two years of my life have been the wackiest roller coaster ride I've ever been on. This ride has featured 75 loops (not to mention the 6 corkscrews), 150 dark tunnels, and one ginormous splash at what I thought was the end... only to start over and keep going, but this time it derailed on corkscrew number 3. And now it's on fire.
2020 has thrown us all such a curve ball that no one has a swing secure enough to even make contact with the ball. Life is hard. This blog was originally created as an outlet for venting my emotions and daily struggle with anxiety, depression, and general life in a time when the world is shut off from one another; however, it has the power to be so much more. I believe in being fully transparent, and that is what I plan to do here - because that's what it takes to show other women that they are not alone in this ever-changing world.
You are not alone in your struggles. Ever. Even when you are physically by yourself, God is by your side. I am laying my life out before you because I would have moved mountains in my darkest days to have had someone by my side telling me I could make it. That they've been there, and they understand. Let's just be honest... motherhood is hard. Friendships are hard. Careers are hard. Marriage is hard. Life. Is. Hard. But in some form or fashion, we are all that woman.
The woman who has it all together.
The woman who hasn't figured it out yet.
The woman who knows what she wants.
The woman who can't recall her own kids birthdays without thinking.
The woman who strives for more.
The woman who desires to be the best wife possible.
The woman who longs to recover from a lifetime of trauma.
The woman who loves her spouse with all she has to offer - even when it isn't much.
The woman who is the most Pinterest-worthy mom on the planet.
The woman who loves her kids the best way she can.
The woman who home schools her kids.
The woman who can't wait until her kids walk out the door to catch the bus each morning.
The woman who counts down the seconds until they are home in her arms again.
The woman who gives and gives without ever taking for herself.
The woman who stays home.
The woman who provides the most income for the family.
The woman who does it all.
The woman who struggles to step out of bed each morning.
In some way, we are all her. And we can make this world a better place when we share what we have to offer others. So, by offering words of encouragement through my own trials as a woman, I hope to bring forth a little comfort and bring life into your weary soul again. Your life is worth living, no matter what you've been through. It's never too late to turn it around.
Philippians 4:13 has pulled me out of the pit of despair many times in my life. If you hang around long enough, you'll hear it all the time.
Life is hard. Don't do it alone. Be that woman for someone else. Straighten another woman's crown without ever telling another soul it was even crooked in the first place.
Be that woman for someone else. The one you needed in your darkest moment. Be light in a dark world. Be that woman.
Just a wife and mom who strives with her whole heart to be the best version of the woman she already is - that woman.