A Different Kind of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day looks a little differently this year, doesn’t it? Typically we go to church in the morning where I get to hug all of my mom friends wishing them a beautiful day with their families.
Afterward my family and I head out to my favorite outdoor dining and shopping venue, we walk around and window shop, and eat a late lunch. None of that will be happening this Mother’s Day. No going anywhere.
My husband asked me last night what I wanted to do this Mother’s Day and I honestly started to struggle. To be honest, I’m sick of this quarantine and facing a lot of disappointment.
Our summer plans are squashed.
We can’t see our family in CA.
My kids are tired of these same four walls.
And we have 4 months of summer ahead of us. I’m just not an amazing enough mom to keep my kids entertained all summer without going anywhere or spending time with friends.
Yes, there are lots of good things coming out of this time with family. Please don’t preach at me.
Can we just take a moment to acknowledge that there’s hard stuff too?
My kids miss their friends.
I miss my friends.
And I really miss being at church.
Am I alone here? Is anyone else struggling with disappointment and feelings of inadequacy? What are you struggling with specifically?
A Different Voice
A Different Answer
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