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Struggling? You Are Not Alone.

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Carrying my baby while I can

Carrying my baby while I can

I have been struggling. I’m struggling with handling life’s bigger problems- like finances and relationships. I’m struggling with my self image after birthing three children and having health issues. I’m struggling with my precious unruly children, teething fussy baby and a moderate dose of post partum depression. I will be okay, but this poem flowed out of all that and more. I felt that maybe someone would benefit from my transparency, although I was hesitant to share this.

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Baby teething, keeps on screaming,

Must have Mommy, and it’s seeming

Like she’ll never let me put her down

Or let me stop carrying her around…

But she will.

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Threenager yelling out so loud,

Waking baby and feeling proud.

Leaving destruction wherever he goes

Hard to imagine he’ll get better as he grows…

But he will.

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Six year old asking questions galore,

When I answer, she wants to know more,

Gives me attitude when she doesn’t understand,

Will she always question every command?

Probably will.

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My head is pounding from the chaos and noise,

My kids drive me crazy, but they’re also such joys.

They tire me out and the work’s never done

Will I miss their neediness as much as the fun?

I think I will.

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Some days I’m discouraged and wonder why

Do I continue to give them my best Mommy try?

Will it matter if I do my best to raise them right,

Or just let them run wild without giving a fight?

I know it will.

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Why am I sharing my struggles with you?

Because I’m not alone, and know this is true.

Most parents struggle and feel they’re not enough,

Does it help to admit I love my children, but it’s tough?

Maybe it will.

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Are you struggling today? What helps you when you are struggling? Two things that help me are writing and shifting my focus to others.

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22 thoughts on “Struggling? You Are Not Alone.

  1. What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing! Stopping over from #InspiredBN

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  2. You will def miss the neediness as well as the fun “littles” stuff. Mine are 20 and 17, I have been struggling too! Raising children there are many ups and downs. Prayers for you! This too shall pass.Sending good vibes your way!

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  3. K that is fantastic! Wish I’d had your wise counselor when my son was young. xo

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  4. I love this poem! So glad you shared it on Grace & Truth this week. I have chosen your post as my featured post, and it will go up tomorrow.
    I have been there so many times. My youngest is now six. I have many other struggles we deal with, but how I miss the baby stage!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us and for baring your soul with us. ❤
    Praying for your PPD. Make sure you get help if you even think a bit you might need it.
    God bless,
    Jenn

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    • Thank you so much! I’m honored! My oldest is six, like I mentioned, so I can imagine if yours is at the same sassy stage as mine is. 🙂
      P.S. I am getting help for my PPD. I get it to some degree every time. With my first, I struggled through with no help at all. I nearly died with my second, along with our son, and didn’t have the strength to fight medication. It helped so much, even though that was the most severe I had, that I didn’t hesitate this time. I take a very, very low dose of Zoloft, so I still experience the PPD, just to a lesser degree. Thankfully, it’s never caused me issues with bonding. Just makes the rest of life harder.

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  5. Aw. That’s so beautiful.

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