Most days we go about our mom business as usual; cooking, cleaning, teaching, organizing, and planning. Some days we get together with the kids, letting them play and explore while we talk about current events, ideas, and things we want to do in the future. Then there are the days we need to escape the routine, yet we can’t.
Those are the days when a simple text alerts our soul sister that we’re having a rough day. It might be a kid, the husband, a parent, or the monthly PMS monster. It’s the moment when we just need to know that someone else understands the weight of it all. So we reach to our soul sister and she responds. She gets it. She hears us.
We are still the mom, the wife, the daughter, the responsible party that holds it all together; but deep down we need to be heard as a sister, a friend, a person in need. That’s when soul sisters connect to feel loved by someone, for just a moment, when nobody else can seem to fill that void.
It’s not that the others don’t love us, it’s just that we are in a moment of need that the others don’t see. It’s the moment that we reach out to be heard by someone else who understands, even when no explanation is given. After a good venting, a good cry, a brief connection, we go on about our day again to take care of the others who are oblivious to what just happened.
Without a soul sister, some days would be even harder. Today, I’m thankful for mine. A simple message to let me know that I’ve been heard and understood.
Don’t have a soul sister? Reach out, because maybe she’s looking for you too.
EVERYDAY MOMS CONTRIBUTOR, CHRISTINA EDWARDS, REALTOR®
I am a homeschooling mom of a kindergartner and have been with my husband for 17 years. As a life-long resident of Hillsborough County, it wasn’t until after I had my son that my love for this area was truly realized. Motherhood brought life experiences to a new level; with so much to do here and with community connections growing stronger than ever, this is a wonderful place to call home. I am a USF graduate with a background in business finance and new-build construction. As a local Mom and Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty, I am able to share my love and knowledge of the entire Tampa Bay Area with you!