Because you know who truly understands the measure of a mom? Other moms.
You know how soldiers have those lifelong bonds that are formed through the struggles of war? How they rely on each other to get through their daily battles? That’s what happens when you’re in the trenches together, just trying to survive. Those are the bonds of motherhood.
As we approach Mother’s Day, who can understand and appreciate the pain, beauty, sweat, tears and sacrifice better than another mom?
Comrades are important because motherhood can be a freaking lonely ass road. Having people alongside you who GET IT are essential. We rely on each other for the carpool, the park dates, and a million other tiny moments that make everyday life easier. Here’s to wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to the other moms who have your back.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who offered to hold the baby while I washed my hair and changed into a clean top.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who smiled sympathetically while my son or daughter had a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store aisle and made me feel like less of a monster.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who introduced herself at the park and offered to do playdates with our little ones.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who helped get my kid to soccer practice and didn’t make me feel like I owed her anything.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who dropped off the hand-me-down toys that I didn’t even ask for, which have entertained my baby for hours on end.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who eased my anxiety about last Thursday’s last-minute dinner, whispering “You took them to McDonald’s? Our gang did KFC.”
Happy Mother’s Day to the countless moms I’ve never met in real life, but who have offered real and thoughtful advice online and provided a listening ear when I’ve needed it most.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mom who recognizes that our experiences are as unique as the children we gave birth to.
Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who have shared their own experiences and let me know that what I’m feeling is normal and it’s going to be okay.
Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who have refused to judge me, because they know that like every other mother on the planet, I’m just trying to do my best.
Happy Mother’s Day to the network that’s given me strength and encouragement every step of the way.
Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who make me feel like I’m not alone.
Have you connected with another local mom through VarageSale? Tell us your story in the comments below.