I was forced to take down several blogs, but not because I said something that wasn’t true. I will keep writing. I will not lose my voice. It took me a long time to get it back. I will continue to write about this next chapter in my life, being a mom and learning to make myself a priority again. I hope one day my children read this blog and realize a few things. First of all, their mother was a damn good, witty writer. She never should have stopped writing. Writing is therapeutic.
She loved being their mom. She hated being pregnant and that is okay. It’s okay to admit when things aren’t easy. It’s not easy cleaning up puke at 2 a.m. and definitely not fun. You shouldn’t be embarrassed about struggling. We all struggle at times. You shouldn’t pretend to be happy when you’re not. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. I hope these posts stir up happy memories of adventures she took them on. I hope they read this and know they were always her top priority and she would do anything for them.
I hope they see a strong woman who faced serious challenges in life, but made it out the other side. I hope they learn from her mistakes. Finally, I hope they realize it’s only okay to talk about yourself in the third person when writing a blog.