A NOT SO HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

To that Mama scrolling through Facebook today, seeing everyone’s beautiful family pictures and celebrations, while struggling to find your own joy, I see you.

Last year, I was on the other side of the world, multiple time zones away from my kids. I had Mother’s Day dinner in a restaurant surrounded by everyone else’s family celebrations. I hadn’t seen my kids in 13 days. My heart ached. I felt so incomplete and empty, and wanted nothing more than to hop a plane and go home to see their smiling faces and hug them. And, it made me think about those Mamas out there who struggle every Mother’s Day. Those who can’t scroll through social media today because it makes them feel so very empty and incomplete.

To those Mountain Moving Mamas out there fighting for your child’s very life, I see you. To those Warrior Mamas who have suffered unthinkable tragedy and lost your children, I see you. To those Overcomer Mamas that have fought through Hell and back for both you and your children, I see you. To those Survivor Mamas whose womb has never been filled, I see you. To those Fighter Mamas who may not have a relationship with your children right now but won’t give up until you do, I see you. To all the Mamas out there who can’t look at the picture of my smiling family on Mother’s Day without your heart breaking in two,
I SEE YOU.

I don’t for one second take it for granted, nor do I post without considering how painful this day may be for each and everyone of you. I see you and I love you. I’m aware that tomorrow, those of us celebrating today will go back to life as we know it. We’ll rush kids out the door and off to school, yell at our children to stop picking on their brother, and shuttle kids to baseball practice, gymnastics, cheer, etc… And you, will continue life as you know it, a life that none of us can imagine and pain that none of us have experienced. I wish there was more comfort I could offer you. But, for today, know this. I SEE YOU and I LOVE YOU!
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“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”
~2 Thessalonians 3:16

Brandi Voth

Brandi Voth

Hi! I'm, Brandi, founder of The Power Project, and I'm so glad you're here! I have this crazy belief that we can all do anything we set our minds to! Sometimes, you just need to hear it from a stranger on the internet. But, we're not strangers anymore. We're friends now. Welcome Friend! I hope you find some inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment here.

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