Dear working mom,
I see you getting up day in and day out trying to find that balance.
I see you trying to do the best you can and it never being quite enough.
I see you trying to be the best employee you can be AND the best mom you can be. But you can't be both at the same time. But you'll keep trying.
I see you struggling with the guilt of being a working mom. I understand what it's like when you want nothing more than to be there for your child 24/7....but sometimes you just can't.
I know how hard (and SCARY!) it is to drop your child off at daycare every day. I know the heart break you feel when you go to leave and your little one is crying and there is NOTHING you can do about it.
I feel your exhaustion, no matter how many hours of sleep you get.
I understand how guilty and sad it makes you feel when you constantly hear 'well I didn't have to deal with that - I was home with my kids.'
I know how sad you feel when you think about how much you're missing out on because you work. I know that's a difficult pill to have to swallow.
I know how lonely it can feel at times. It seems like everyone else around you either stays home, or only works part time, or has more people around to help them. But you're not alone.
I see you wipe your tears away quickly and paste a smile on your face as you go into work each day. You are strong and do what needs to be done.
I know how overwhelming it is for both parents to juggle a stressful, demanding job that requires a lot of hours.
I know how heavy the weight of the world feels on your shoulders - trying to do it all - trying not to fail - trying to just keep up.
But listen. You're not alone. I feel you - I understand you.
You're doing the best you can - every minute of every day. You're not perfect but you're trying. You're trying to keep it all together. You ARE a good mom. You ARE a good employee. You ARE a good wife. You ARE a good person. And, most importantly, your child LOVES you unconditionally. What you're doing IS enough.
So keep on truckin' along. Keep your head held high. And keep on doin' what you're doin' (oh - and don't forget the coffee and wine...LOTS & LOTS of coffee and wine!!!)
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!