I just went through a long, extremely difficult, time in my life.
It was a very dark, depressing, devastating, and lonely time.
There were only a few people who knew the gravity of my situation, and a few of them reached out to check on me every once in a while, but the day to day weight of what I was going through, and the loneliness I felt, seemed too much to bear most days.
If it hadn’t been for my faith and my kids I don’t know if I would’ve made it through without quite literally falling apart.
During that time I remember thinking quite often as I went on about my routine….going to work, to the store, talking with people who didn’t know anything about my situation, even posting on Facebook, how amazing it was that I could actually pull off some semblance of ‘normalcy’ when my life was so far from normal.
I remember thinking ‘They have no idea that I am barely holding it together right now. If they only knew.’ I even posted a cover photo to that effect on my Facebook profile, but of course no one caught on from just that. Nor did I want them to.
I guess the silver lining was that it made me more thoughtful about those I interacted with. The grumpy old lady at the store? Maybe she lost her husband and is just trying to make it. The man who yelled at me at work? Maybe he just lost his job. The kid throwing a temper tantrum in the restaurant? Maybe he has a really unhappy home life.
It definitely softened my take on the world.
I’m on the other side of it now and boy does it feel great. Sometimes I can’t even believe things are as good as they are now, and grateful doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I MADE IT.
I hope you can’t identify with this, but I know for some of you it sounds all too familiar. From time to time we all struggle.
Maybe you’re in a similar spot. Maybe the monotony of life is just weighing you down. Or maybe you’re experiencing financial difficulty. Or relationship woes. Or maybe even worse, and life is just really, really hard right now.
I want you to know that you’re gonna make it. It WILL get better. And even though it doesn’t seem like it, and you totally didn’t sign up for it, this experience is teaching you things that will make you even more of a badass than you already are.
Give yourself some grace. Pray. Hug your babies or your pets. Take a bath. BREATHE.
I hope this word of encouragement has helped. Just hang in there, baby. Brighter days are ahead!
You can do this. I know you can.
Hey! I’m Julie.
I help busy moms feed their families healthy foods in a lot less time.
I’m the founder of Well Fed Families, a mom of three kids who I had over the span of 21 years (I like doing things slowly sometimes), a lover of food, and an 80’s rock fanatic. I also dig jail shows and anything from the 1940s.
As you can tell from the above I’m a little weird. I‘m also a little funny (okay, sometimes a lot funny).
But one thing’s for sure…..I’ve been doing this healthy eating thing for my family for a loooooong time.
And most importantly? Moms who are feeling overwhelmed by that whole concept are my HEART! I want to help you in any way I can, because I know how hard it can be sometimes.
So take a load off and stay a while. I’m super glad you’re here. <3
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