First of all, this new Blogger may take some getting used to! Secondly, as you may have seen, I'm now on Twitter! Have no idea how to use it, but baby steps, right? I'm also going to open a second Facebook page for The Elegant Bohemian. I don't want to clog up my followers on Facebook with style related posts that may just be annoying to them.
The other day, Sarah of Welcome to the Good Life, posted about having a mother meltdown. For those of you who may not know Sarah, she is a Mormon style blogger who also blogs a lot about her family. She has two beautiful little girls. You know, through months of perusing her blog, I have had the impression that she leads the most idyllic life: gorgeous, petite, stay at home, beautiful home, amazingly talented seamstress, seemingly happy all the time, adoring husband and wildly supportive family. It seemed to me as if she was "born on a sunny day" (Have you ever heard that expression?) I was so surprised when I read her post and she began her post:
"i wish i could scream. literally. like clinching my fists, eyes tightly closed, on the top of my lungs screaming loud. but if i did, i would wake up the kids or scare the heck out of my husband and my kids and they'll think i'm some lunatic, psycho person so i can't. but i am on the point of crazy, i've hit the bottom low. i seriously can't go any lower emotionally at this point. i'm just so worn out, so exhausted, so weary, i'm so sick of it!!! "
I was stunned! As I read on, I learned that she was exhausted from caring for her two young daughters and just emotionally spent. Let me stop right here and say, 'I GET IT!!!!' My daughter was BORN when my twin sons were just over two years old. 3 kids under three years old.....so many times I thought I would lose my MIND!! Trying to nurse my daughter while the boys were running in different directions, getting into things, locking themselves in the playroom and crying NON STOP! There were so many days when I thought, "Oh my gosh, it's always going to be this way!" Not only could I not see the light at the end of the tunnel, I couldn't even see the tunnel....I was UNDER the tunnel!
I commented to Sarah that I wish I could have given her a hug right there. I realize this is a blip on her bigger picture life. She'll be fine. Nothing a good night's sleep and some girl time won't help make better. But her post also made me think. Behind the lovely pictures and game faces, there is much that may really be going on in that woman's life that she may never post on the blog. And while I know that that's obvious, I tried to let that sink in. As a woman, I want to be my sisters' (universal sisterhood) support system. I want to be cognizant of the fact that an illusion posted on one's blog is often very surface and at the end of the day, we're all just women......wanting to feel good about who we are.
Going hiking again this weekend with my honey and hopefully we can talk the kiddos into going too! Hope you all have a great one!!!