Dear New Mama, Welcome to Our Tribe
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Dear New Mama, Welcome to Our Tribe

Dear New Mama,

Welcome to the New World. The world that is scarier, wilder, and more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Your eyes will see differently. Your body will feel differently. And your heart–it now resides outside of your body.

I bet you are thoroughly freaked out. I bet birth was a whirlwind and maybe you had a little help at first. But eventually the beehive will settle. And then–sweet, new mama–you need to know: We ALL have “that night”.

That night when it is just you, the baby, and a whole lot of tears. When no family member is nearby to reach out a helping hand. When you find no guiding words from the experts.

Yes, we’ve all had that moment of unsettling realization: You–and only you–are responsible for this exhausting, beautiful little soul. You are it, mama. That little cherub cradled so carefully in your arms is truly defenseless, utterly dependent, and totally reliant on YOU.

No, no–don’t cry! This is glorious news! Believe me: as your baby was forming within you, something else miraculous was happening: A chrysalis of your soul.

You see, Motherhood is a slow and careful process. The evolution is long and tedious.
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But when a new butterfly emerges, it is complete. You are not an entirely new person. Motherhood has always been within you. And even though you are just discovering your wings…. believe us, you are READY.

But sometimes, New Mama, readiness won’t feel like enough. Sometimes exhaustion, or a disastrous diaper change, or a scary fever can send you into a tailspin. And in these times, at the end of your rope and slipping, it is most important for you to remember this: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Motherhood is not an island. It is a community, a family, and a support system that you will surely need to survive. And the sooner you find us, the happier this journey of yours will be.

So this is us asking you–BEGGING you–to call us for help. Ask for prayers. Ask for hugs, text messages and recipes. We’ve been there. We ARE there. And together we are thriving.

Our arms are extended to you, New Mama. You who are stretched thin, freaked out, and uncomfortable in your post-partem body. You who feel alone–or feel crowded. You who feel overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or anything in between. Things can get scary, but you are doing an amazing job.

And you don’t have to do it alone. We are here if you need us. Just ask. Please ask.

 

Sincerely,

Mom Babble’s Community of Mamas

P.S. Welcome to our tribe.

6 comments

  1. MrsCJonesy
    Reply

    After a particularly rough day yesterday with a teething, sleep deprived, anxious almost 11 month old, this letter brought tears to my eyes—and then snot pouring out of my nose (seasonal allergies strike again!) My heart knows that I’m not alone in this journey, but my stubborn head can’t wrap itself around that fact and keeps pushing me to go it alone. Thank you for the reminder, MK. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna take a few more for my head to give up the fight. 🙂

  2. Grandpickle
    Reply

    Yes welcome! It is quite the tribe!

  3. Wide Eyed
    Reply

    I just stumbled along this blog today and I have been reading all your blogs. I’m so happy I found this!! I’m only 4 months pregnant, the journey is just begining. I’m only 20, my life journey is just beginning:/. I’ve never been more nervous, scared,happy and excited in my entire life. I have every emotion toward this small little peanut inside me that in 5 very short months will be a new born baby!! I am thankful to know that I can have this support and this group of moms that are going through and have been through the same thing that I am going through and will be going through!

    • Mary Katherine
      Reply

      I remember feeling all of those emotions as well. You will make it through this phase and journey into some wonderful unchartered territory. You’re in my prayers and if you need any support please find me on Facebook or via email. Having a mom tribe is important. You are lucky you found yours this soon! Welcome!!

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