What if I told you that much of what you’ve done for someone will be forgotten? Would you still do those things? Even if that person erases your presence from that period of time in their lives?
Suddenly you understand what it feels like to be invisible. Truth is- you’d probably still do all those things again and more.
Welcome to motherhood: one long journey of random acts of kindness and self-sacrifice. Day after day of laying down even your most personal needs to attend to the needs (and wants and wishes) of someone else. All along, knowing those deeds may never be appreciated or even remembered. It’s one big roller coaster ride of emotional gambling. Russian-roulette with your heart and sanity.
Day after day you’ll put things on hold, give stuff up, and put stuff off- all in sacrifice to help your child. Chances are pretty good, they’ll never ever know or remember even the half of any of it…unless they become mothers themselves. (And even then, maybe not)
Motherhood is being quite aware of your invisibility and still working yourself spent anyway! This is a perfect example of love in action…knowing what you do may never be noticed and possibly not remembered and proceeding on as usual.
So, to all of you weary mommas who feel forgotten and are struggling with trying to find one more ounce of emotional energy to keep up the good task of raising children-
I have some advice.- Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish. Its vital. If you don’t attend to your own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs (and wants) then you will become as “spent” as an overdrawn bank account. To keep all the above in perspective as a momma? See the scripture below for the best advice…