This Mother's Day


This Mother's Day I am thankful for the mothers...and women...who are in the weeds with me. The ones who aren't afraid to admit things are hard. Who open up about their struggles and in the midst of it are trying their best to love and be present no matter the circumstances.

I am better because of these women. They hold me up when I am feeling down. They celebrate with me with genuine joy and not comparison. Friendships look different these days - in the midst of motherhood and moving. 

But these friends of mine - who live in different states and different time zones. Who have babies, big kids, children who are now grown, or maybe no children at all. Spiritual mothers, mentors, and soul sisters. They are just a text message away. A note in the mail. A prayer lifted early in the morning. And a hug when we finally reunite. 

Even when years pass, I am beginning to find my tribe. They may not be able to bring over a meal or come sit on my couch - but they are in my heart and I am in theirs. And when the days are long and the years are short, I carry them with me as I take on each new day.

Today I celebrate the women in my life who nurture and care for me in ways that remind me they understand. They have been there or perhaps admit that they haven't. But they offer compassion and love to lift me up. 

Thank you my friends. Happy Mother's Day. You are an amazing mother and friend.