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Tandem mama 03-20-2012 06:25 PM

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:heart

WanderingJuniper 03-20-2012 07:16 PM

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Bawling :happytears I would really love to share this.

NeshamaMama 03-20-2012 07:18 PM

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:happytears Oh gosh, I bawled. (Let's be real, I'm still crying.) Printing for my fridge. :heart
:ty3

deena 03-20-2012 07:27 PM

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This is the hope I cling to during this rough period in my life:

Quote:

I see that you're rocking and nursing and bonding with that precious little baby in your lap, and that the love you're steeping them in now will warm the fire of their heart for the rest of their lives, even though it's exhausting in the moment for you. :heart

Aisling 03-20-2012 09:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by deena (Post 4528889)
This is the hope I cling to during this rough period in my life:

You and me both, sista :heart :hug

blondie 03-20-2012 09:30 PM

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:happytears

I had an easy day today, but last Thursday, this would have had me sobbing on the floor. Thank you. :heart

curlymopmom 03-20-2012 09:54 PM

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:happytears I am a total mess over here! I am definitely printing this. Thank you. :heart :heart :heart

Heather Micaela 03-20-2012 10:04 PM

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:happytears
I have been a mom for a decade - actually closer to 11 years - and have been on GCM for most of them. Yet today was a day that TO THE DETAIL was very much like the one you described with the right age kids matching that behavior. I am so exhausted I am delerious and I am staring down the barrel of a bad week that I cannot avoin and most just trudge through.

Your words have been a balm to my soul, and I thank you for that, my friend. :heart

staceylayne 03-20-2012 10:42 PM

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Well. :cry

Well. I was getting on here to start a thread titled "feeling like a failure". Before hitting "new post" I thought, "hmmm...has that sticky always been here?". Glad I read it first.

It has been rough around here lately. Today was rough x10. Tomorrow is scheduled to be crazy, including hosting company (ahem...apparently you've seen my house) and also happens to be my son's fifth birthday.

Today I yelled. I was yelled at. I felt very angry towards my baby for being so needy and for not sleeping. I felt guilty for feeling angry. I walked into a neighbor's home that looks like a magazine spread (totally spotless, perfectly decorated...and she had two young boys). Then I walked back into my home (you described it well) and made a dinner that my children refused to eat.

I'm even now feeling like a bad mom because I don't get the quivering lip and apology from my child when I'm upset with him. He clams up and gets mad.

(Gah! I can't even be encouraged without beating myself up for not having it all figured out. :doh) I'm so weary. And still crying.

Thank you for those timely words. I will read them again and again. :heart


ETA: while writing this I burned the birthday breakfast muffins because I though I'd set the timer, but had not. :mad :sigh It is just not my week.

GlobalMama 03-21-2012 02:13 AM

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I only have one, I'm an INTJ, and I'm in total tears. I am NOT going to blame pregnancy hormones. That's not it. This was just incredibly beautiful!! :heart :heart :heart

Aisling 03-21-2012 02:03 PM

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I posted it on my FB page, for those who wanted to share from there. :heart

---------- Post added at 09:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:55 PM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by Domina (Post 4528671)
You just made an INTJ cry.

INFJs are good at that, I hear. :giggle :duck :hug I feel you. I don't cry often, either. :heart

Housekat 03-21-2012 11:52 PM

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:think Now I just need to find you on Facebook...

kwisie 03-22-2012 12:24 AM

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Every time I see this, I start crying again.

Aisling 03-22-2012 01:51 PM

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Karen :hug :hug :heart :heart

thrillofhope 04-08-2012 05:51 PM

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I am definitely going to print this. Thank you.


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