This is for you mamas who are in the trap of letting others, and their comments or opinions, dictate your self-worth, or make you question your abilities in the role you possess. Your heart is beautiful, and your intentions are rooted in love for the ones you deeply care about more than anyone else. I’m sure there has been a time or two when I have been talked about for going against the grain, or against someone else’s preferences, it’s inevitably going to happen in life, right? There’s a strength and boldness that clothes you when you are grounded in knowing who you are, and why you do what you do. Not everyone is going to know your heart strings, your morals and values, or understand why you make the choices you make. There’s a whole lot of choices you make in the role you have, like deciding what school your kids go to, whether you homeschool, work part-time or full-time, stay at home, what your kids are involved in, how you discipline your kids, what people you associate with, how you spend your time, and the list goes on. It’s inevitable that assumptions or opinions will arise, but sister, you do what you know is best for you and your family; your tribe.
When we know who we are, why we do what we do, what we value, what we stand for, why we prioritize what we do, we then can be confident and comfortable in the walk we walk. There’s a freedom that comes with being content and sure of the choices we make, so don’t doubt your worth and the role you have. Catch yourself in those weak moments when you feel yourself falter, or change to conform to please someone else’s expectations or norms. Ground yourself and be true to who you are, what you do, and how you give to your family day in and day out. You know your heart, your efforts, your goals, your expectations, your intentions, your mission, so don’t let other people’s comments saturate your heart with that junk, or make you discredit the job you’re doing. Be true to you and your tribe.
~Make it Grow