Yes this is a pretty picture.
But what you don’t see behind the picture is…
The mama trying to hold it together.
The stack of laundry that’s roughly a week old on our dresser.
The mama that invariably will forget to add funds to the school lunch account. For the third time in a row.
The mama who’s car is a literal disaster area.
The mama who questions if she spends enough time with her daughter.
The mama who hoped for a big family but was only blessed with one angel.
The mama who cries during Disney movies. Or animal movies. Or movies with kids. Just movies period.
The mama that literally buys the gifts on the way to the birthday party because #workingmamalife
The mama who really wants a date night with her husband but her daughter is healing from surgery and they don’t want to leave her.
The mama that still has Christmas stuff up.
The mama that battles Type One Diabetes every day.
The mama who is anxious about her daughter becoming a “teenager.”
The mama who hopes her words are impactful but fears she’s lost in this big convoluted jumble of social media.
So today friends, please don’t compare yourself to strangers on the internet.
Because sometimes……you don’t see the whole picture.