A letter to my mom friends.

Thank you.

Mom friends are seriously the best friends. I am blessed to have a few amazing women in my life that help me navigate the craziness of motherhood. Seriously, I don’t know how I would make it without them. They are my people, my tribe, and they hold me together.

You love our little girl.

First of all, you know who you are, so no names need to be mentioned here. I want to thank you for loving my daughter. Our kids play together and get wild at the thought of seeing each other. When we get together, my daughter will raid your house for snacks and your kids will do the same at my house. I love your children deeply, and I know you feel the same about our sweet girl.

I also have mom friends that have never met my child, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love her any less. That is what is so amazing about you, mama. You’re capable of loving a child that you haven’t met just because you love their mama.

You told me I wasn’t alone.

Thank you for putting up with my insanity. Ya’ll didn’t bat an eye when I was in my postpartum haze. You asked what you could do to help. You talked to me when I thought I was losing my mind. Most importantly, you made me realize that I was not alone. We had endless conversations about the pains of early motherhood. The hormones. The sleepless nights. And all the little things like gas, colic, and breastfeeding/bottles.

When I was experiencing postpartum anxiety, you were there. You told me it was normal, and you urged me to get help. You listened to me cry on the phone for no reason at all. And, you told me to sleep even though you knew I wouldn’t. By listening to my rambling, you gave me a moment of peace even when I was in a complete downward spiral.

You understand.

Lastly, I want to thank you for understanding. You are always willing to have real conversations that no one else seems to have. When mom guilt is tearing at my soul, you get it because you have been there. I’ll always remember our conversations about how hard it is to be a mom. We talk about trying to be perfect and feeling like we are failing every step of the way.

The most real and deepest conversations of my life have occurred with my mom friends. For some reason, we can go there without fear. It doesn’t matter the subject, we can get mightly real about anything. We’re not afraid to share our heartbreak or our secret dreams. It’s incredible.

You are my people, and I love you.

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