No one ever said being a mom was easy.
It’s a full-time job full of ups and downs and twists and turns. It much more of a rollercoaster ride than I could ever have imagined. And for most of the adventure of motherhood it’s enjoyable, even when you’re taking the good with the bad.
However sometimes you find yourself right in the middle of a situation you weren’t at all prepared for and have no expertise in. A situation that throws your family life into crisis faster than you can blink an eye.
It’s hard to know exactly how you’re going to feel or react to certain situations that come up throughout your child’s life. The easy, fun and happy moments are a lot easier to deal with and react to. The hard moments that are full of worry, anxiety and fear are definitely the ones that feel the most drawn out and inescapable.
It can feel like it might never end.
That seems obvious, but when you’re mothering through a crisis it can feel like you’re dealing with the crisis for days instead of minutes and weeks instead of days. As your child struggles you feel everything they’re feeling, but at a heightened level.
You want to fix it because that’s your job. You will for it to be set right if only for a moment to offer some relief to your child. You pray that it will end soon so life can return to a state of normal, whatever that means.
And yet sometimes there’s nothing you can do but push through and continue on despite the crisis. When you’re mothering through a crisis it can feel like you’re all alone. That what you and your child are going through is an isolated incident. It can feel like you’re the only ones going through something hard because well it’s your life and you’re living it everyday.
I’m here to tell you you’re not alone.
That there is some other mother out there going through their own crisis. There’s another mom watching their child struggle too. And yet there’s another mom out their muffling her sobs in the bathroom while dealing with something she feels is completely out of her grasp.
Cue my moment to mother through a crisis.