You can grieve the loss of an idea or dream that didn't come true. You can grieve your preconceived notions of what should or could have been. You may be a momma who needs fertility treatment to conceive, and you grieve the idea of a "normalized pregnancy". You may be a working mom who grieves the idea of staying home with her babies. You may be a stay at home mom grieving the working life you put on pause or gave up. You may be a dad surrounded by beautiful daughters grieving passing down legacies and the family name through a son. I grieve my "what if" or "could have been" life that I will now never live. And I am not alone.
A little something every day can go a long way. Small painless acts that make you feel beautiful, refreshed, validated, or proud. If you feel good you will be happier, therefor give your best to your kids.
Don't make my mistake and the mistake of all the other mommas who are burned out. Young moms, old moms, new moms, moms of many. Start now and be selfish(ish).
Father's Day has come and gone for another year. I have to admit I'm relieved... It is a suicide mission... year after year.
Instead he simply said two words with a kiss... "Just survive."