|one of my friends posted this last night. its so true|
The day continued in complete chaos with no one doing anything I requested, including I'm pretty sure that request to take their medicine. By noon I'd had enough, the plans for lunch with friends were canceled and I had CANCELED Mother's Day. There were no gifts accepted, no Mother's Day wishes and no celebration. Instead there was yelling and crying and punishments.
I sulked, they sulked. I made dinner...they complained about dinner. I watched a Golden Girls marathon (and thought about my mom because we always watched it together) and they complained that they couldn't watch what THEY wanted. All the while I was ignoring my phone, calls and texts. I tried running from the world that was celebrating Mother's Day. But my friends, they knew. They knew I was crumbling and they came despite my best efforts to hide from everyone. They came and they gave my kids the kick in the pants they needed pick up the countless messes they'd made all day. And they came and talked to them about what Mother's Day should have meant and why maybe they should have made a little extra effort.
There is no greater gift than friends who hear you pushing them away but KNOW that you really need them close.
All this just to say that sometimes I AM strong and fierce, but that's not me everyday. We all crack. We all need a break. If you struggle, know you aren't alone. Don't judge other people simply by the moments you see and think you can't do or be what you want because you aren't that strong. I'm NOT always strong either!!