Hey there! Yes, I’m talking to you. The one who got up super early before everyone else this morning just to enjoy a few moments of quiet and throw a load of laundry in the washer. The one who packed lunches, brushed hair, and made bottles while her coffee sat on the counter getting cold.
You! The one who threw a cookie in her mouth on the way out the door because she didn’t have time to sit down and eat breakfast. The one who loaded all of the kids into the car, dropped everyone off and applied her makeup while sitting in traffic and drinking cold coffee. The one who was exhausted by the time she arrived at work but never let it show once she walked into the office. The one who prayed that the child who didn’t feel so good last night was able to make it all day at school so she wouldn’t have to leave work early.
You’re the one who stopped at the grocery store on the way home after a long day aimlessly wandering the aisles hoping for an idea of what to make for tonight’s dinner. The one who picked up all of the kids and hit the ground running helping with homework while starting to cook a meal. The one who threw that now partially dry load of clothes from earlier into the dryer and started a new load after cleaning the kitchen from dinner. The one who gave baths, read stories and tucked everyone in for the night.
It was you who sewed that button back on that dress shirt that your child needed for tomorrow night’s orchestra concert. That was you who was completely spent but stayed up an extra hour scrolling through Facebook and playing games on your phone just to enjoy the peace and quiet. That was you who woke up at 2a.m. to feed your crying baby and soothe them back to sleep all the while barely keeping your eyes open. You, who crawled back into bed counting the few remaining hours of sleep you would get in your head. And you, who woke up before the sun to do it all over again.
Yep, that was you alright! I knew I recognized you, you and me…we are one in the same. Well listen, I just wanted to tell you this incase no one else has. I see you. You matter. You are loved.