I was hoping you would, but you just never know how it’s going to go these days.

Mama, you’ve been taking care of everyone else’s needs all week. Whether it’s been making meals or administering medicines, running around to different playdates or the daily appointment line-up, cleaning the play room or cleaning the clog out of your child’s feeding tube, playing referee to sibling smackdowns or biting your tongue because you feel like you could smack down a few of the impatient phone operators on the insurance line, you’ve been prioritizing your people. Whatever it takes for the ones you love.

You’re proud of yourself, but you can’t help but feel pushed to the limits. So, from the moment you cracked your eyes open this morning, you were thinking of this one… hoping nothing would keep you from it. The moment when the kids would be content, the house would be quiet, and you could cozy up with something for yourself. (Or, more honestly, maybe the moment you closed your eyes, breathed a deep breath, and finally decided just to ignore it all. Mama needs 5 minutes, am I right?) Even just a quick word of encouragement that you’re not alone would fill your cup. You know, the one that’s not already overflowing with iced coffee to get you through the day. You want to know if you’re doing any of this right, if anyone else is feeling the way you are, and if it’s so bad that you crave these quiet moments alone. If it came from someone that shares your faith and wasn’t afraid to laugh at herself, well, that would be even better.

I’m your girl. 

Don’t mind those dishes in the sink or the way you just sniffed your own shirt to figure out what stinks. I can tell by that frazzled look in your eye, we’re going to be great friends. No, you don’t have to have it all together. Actually, I’d prefer that you don’t. It makes it far less awkward for me as I admit all I’ve got going on. We can be real with one another. Here, I’ll start…

I’m so happy you’re here.

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