This article is powerful, it hits you straight in the feelings.
Denise Stirk has written an amazing piece that will sit with me for a long time.
The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say to Another Mother is strong and honest.
It shows that while you never really know what someone else is going through, as a mum, in a way you know. It’s a network. It’s a club. It’s an exclusive network that we are all a part of.
Here is one of my favourite parts:
“I know, I’m a mom.
See, it’s a thread that unites us all. Helicopter moms. Free-range moms. Breastfeeding moms. Formula-feeding moms. Rich moms. Poor moms. Moms of sick kids. Moms of healthy kids. Moms. The crazy, heart-stopping love that we feel for our children runs deep through each and every one of us as moms.
And this knowledge is painful at times. It’s why every sappy commercial brings us to tears. It’s why we can’t watch the news. It’s why we get in the car and cry after we drop our kids off to their first day of school. It’s why food allergies are terrifying. It’s why our hearts ache when we hear about miscarriage or fertility problems. It’s why we are up at night worrying about our teens. It’s why the thought of our children eventually leaving the nest makes us weep into our coffee. It’s why the death of another mother’s child is so utterly heartbreaking . . .”
Take this time to read this, it is truly worth it.
Enjoy today Nesters x