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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Easy Peasy...or Not..

I flip through your pictures, and you make it look so easy.  You're still in the hospital, but your hair is done. Your pictures look almost poetic.  The happy new family, full of love, smiles, and photo opps.

Why is it so hard for me, while others make it look so easy?

Maybe it's not so easy for you.  Maybe that's just on the surface.  I couldn't do that.  What I feel and experience goes out into the open.  I guess that's why this blog is so perfect for me.

Maybe I do put too much out there for the world to see.  Maybe I share too much. I'm okay with that, though.

You see, I have this hope that what I write can help another struggling mom.  I hope I can show that mom that's wondering, "Why do they make it look so easy?! " that we don't all have an easy time of it.

Maybe I can help another mom to not feel so alone. To not feel so crappy when she's struggling, barely treading water.

You aren't going to drown.  Just relax and let your body float back to the surface.  Accept that maybe you won't have the perfect form, but you can still stay in the pool.

I did.


  1. Oh Angie, I can't even tell you how many times I looked around and felt like I was the only one who just couldn't do it all. Then feeling even worse because so many people had it all together and know exactly what to do and me I was trying to tread water with a huge anchor tied to my ankle.

    Meeting you and the other moms here has really be a lifesaver for me because I see that more or less you guys are no more together and no more perfect than I am. I am soooo thankful to be able to see other moms who don't know it all and don't have it all together. :-)

  2. It's those mom's that look so perfect after birth that I really worry about. What's going to happen to them during the first week they're home along with the newborn??? Geeze you just gave birth, created a life, that's perfect enough!!

  3. this is amazingly poetic and deep. really moved me.