The drafts of blog posts are stacking up over here. And I'm making lists in my head of things I want to tell you. I thought I'd get a few out of my head and onto this page.
I want to tell you that you can take a photo that shows your messy kitchen and then share it because you need to feel seen by someone today because most people reading this have some part of their house that is messy and if their house isn't messy something else is because we all have messy and messy is okay.
I want to tell you that sometimes being a mom is an act of forgiving yourself again and again as you move through the tough days where it feels like your three year old has been sent by the universe to teach you how to pull the tiniest pit of patience from the corners of your soul, and you find yourself failing to find that last ounce that would have stopped you from raising your voice so when you finally have seconds to yourself you whisper softly that it will all be okay because you're just going to keep showing up with love.
I want to tell you about how much I appreciate the beautiful souls I connect with over on Instagram. Thank you for you.
I want to tell you about how grateful I am for the Little Critter books + this set of beads (that has an actual lid for storage) + these reusable stickers + glitter glue for helping us to get through six days of Ellie being under the weather.
I want to tell you about how beautiful you look when you tell someone that you need a hug.
I want to tell you about how much I love my new earrings from The Noisy Plume + my earrings from Takara + my earrings from Sacred Cake. Ellie has set a rule of "Please don't wear necklaces Mama" and you can imagine how hard that one is for me but I do like cuddles more than necklaces. Thank goodness earrings and bracelets are okay. (These are on my wish list.)
I want to tell you how vulnerable + empowering it feels to put something into the world that feels like the most important work you're going to do for a while. And that even though I've shared it softly and will be back next week to share more, you can read all about it and even join in right here.
I want to tell you I know this day all about hearts and love can be hard. I want to remind you that you aren't alone over there. Let someone know if you need support. Tell someone else that they aren't alone. Reach out. Connect.
With love and light,