I held you too long today.
I had toys to pick up, lunch to eat, dishes to do, and my hair to wash/dry.
But, I held you too long.
The weight of your sleeping body in my arms coupled with the sound of your breathing made it impossible to put you down.
So, I held you too long.

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Have you ever felt like you’ve lost your joy? That in the chaos of being a wife, mother, employee, and all the other roles we play in life, you’ve lost who you were along the way? Have you ever not known what to say when people ask what your hobbies are or what you do for fun?

I have.

I felt that way for a long time without even realizing it. I was just kind of floating through the motions of life, thinking I was excelling in all of my many roles when, really, I was probably only mediocre at best in all of them. You see, you can’t pour from an empty cup and I didn’t realize is that mine was empty. My joy was gone.

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Our lives are completely different. I work in an office; you work at home. My work includes meetings, emails, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint (So. Much. PowerPoint). Your work includes diapers, meals that end up on the floor, endless toy messes, and entertaining tiny dictators. I spend my days wishing I were with my kids. You spend yours enjoying yours (and battling them, too) but longing for adult interaction – sometimes feeling isolated and alone.

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You’re doing a great job. I know you need to hear that. Being away from your kids so much isn’t always an easy thing. In fact, it’s the hardest. But, I get you, Working Mom, because I am you.

The “Mom Guilt” you feel is real. I feel it, too. Do my kids know I love them? Do they see me enough? Am I giving them enough time and attention? Am I scarring them for life?

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