Moms, not babies, are fragile. I know this because well I am fragile sometimes and I tend to have no tact and think I offend fragile moms because of that. So yesterday I met this nice girl- ok she is my age really, I think we could be friends- anyway, she has a 3 month old boy and he has been a little high mintenaince as I like to call it. She is back to work and feeling guilty about it. She is emotional and questions her ability as a mom. Did she say all this to me?? Not really but kind of.
Then there is me- I stay home, but feel bad because I am not contributing. I fear I am wasting time. I try to make myself feel better by doing cloth diapers and making baby food and sticking with our budget for food and such. But I still feel insecure and fragile at times. I hate telling people I do these things because you really have to be careful with moms or they think that you think you are better than them- this is DEFINATELY not the case. I am just doing what I need to do to make it...and even then I have days where I am not so sure if we are "making it" whatever that means.
Moms- or maybe just us newbies- we are a tough crowd. We are tired, overwhelmed, and often feel inadequate. We have trouble even befriending one another at times. It is silly- but true.
I just want to give all the new mommas out there a hug and remind them (and myself) that I am not here to please the world or meet some unseen expectation- I am here to simple honor God and love and care for my family. I need to remember that God is bigger than today and today's concerns.