Life is pretty.
I awoke yesterday morning to
the sweetest message and
soaking in the kind words,
ointment to this weary soul.
I wrote of loneliness and opened doors
heard voices calling my name and they
sang out beauty.
It seems this plague of loneliness is common to mamas,
so many have poured wounds to me, sharing hearts and
When I was a young girl my mama used to say
she didn't need any friends.
She would tell me that once you get married
all you need is your husband and your kids and
she didn't understand why other women still had friends.
And so I thought that was normal.
When I was first married I had that idea in mind.
Relationships that I had before fell to the wayside and
I made my husband feel guilty for
having other friends. I just followed what I had known.
Family was enough and was all that was needed,
other relationships just sucked life out of family.
We kept having kiddos,
and though we did have friends,
there was no deep relationship, no time out with others.
Then one day, years ago,
I woke up deep in loneliness. I had my babes around me constant and
some things my husband just didn't understand and why did I feel
I suddenly realized that the skewed idea of friendships which had
carried over from my childhood was
stifling me, keeping me down,
making me alone.
I needed relationship with other women,
We were designed for all sorts of relationships and
deep friendships were one of them.
Opening myself to the idea that I could go out with some women,
have coffee and share hearts,
We need each other.
for any reason,
we are kept from relationship with one another,
it can be suffocating.
I learned this after a few years of loneliness.
Others are still learning.
Some are alone due to life's circumstances and
some don't know how to seek out relationship.
I have no answers,
I am still struggling myself.
But it helps to know we all feel it,
we all have these moments.
Whatever your circumstances mama,
realize you are not alone.
We are all in this together,
And life is pretty.