to when my baby girl was 18-months old. To when I could pick her clothes and bows. To when being here - her turning 4 in a few days - seemed so far away! ❤️
Mamas of difficult babies and challenging toddlers and separation anxiety prone kiddos IT GETS EASIER. I promise it does. Mamas with difficult histories, YOU CAN DO THIS. You CAN battle your demons AND be a good mom at the same time (Get help if you need to! You deserve it). You'll get there. YOU WILL. You'll find yourself in a sweet spot soon. You'll figure it out. How do I know? Because I'm here. 🌈
I’m here despite those days when I wondered if I was totally f*cking it all up. Those days when I wondered how I'd take care of myself AND this beautiful, complicated, difficult daughter of mine. How I'd protect her. How I'd navigate my anxiety and past and show up for motherhood. 🌸
But now I'm writing this. Today. Holding my breath and enjoying the deliciousness while it lasts! There are hard things to come - don't remind me - but right now life is good. And I'm grateful for how high we’ve climbed. I'm grateful that despite all of the challenges - and this is just a teeny tiny glimpse of the messy truth that is motherhood and life and parenting as a child abuse survivor - we're happy. We love one another. And we laugh every single day! So, I'll #throwitback
for a minute but I'm not pining for the past. Onward, upward, and full steam ahead to celebrating 4-years of motherhood and life and Daphne! Your birthday is coming baby girl and the party starts NOW. .
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