The Emotions of Motherhood: the highs AND the lows

Some things you cannot go around or over. You must go through. Some things you must let wash over you so you can truly release them. Let yourself feel all of the feels. In fact, embrace them, don’t run from them. Sit with your tears and let them turn to sobs if they need to. Feel your disappointment and don’t talk yourself out of it. It’s ok. Look at your fears. Turn them over in your mind and sift through them. What are they really? Go deeper. Sadness and grief, without them how would we truly understand the gift of the good times. Feel the opposites. Allow yourself to experience the highs and lows, soak in the moments in between.

It’s so easy to shut out the bad and to turn away from struggle. But as much as the happy times in motherhood make up our lives, as much as the joys become our defining moments, the hard times do as well. Don’t run, don’t hide, don’t ignore or shut out. These are real. And this is living.

This week allow yourself to feel emotions as they come up, the hard ones too. Let them be real. Let them wash over you so you can truly let them go.