The Mrs. band got it right when they launched their campaign encouraging women to say, “I’m Enough”! I’m honored to participate in this sponsored campaign on their behalf.
Having a daughter puts me in quite a predicament. She watches everything I do. EVERYTHING. And is learning from my words and my attitude. Max is too. Daily I’m planting little seeds that will grow in their hearts and eventually come out in their words, attitude and actions.
As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we’re doing it right—which is why we may feel invisible some days. But one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible mothers. –Nicole Johnson
Daily, us mamas are building cathedrals, one brick at a time. Our children are beautiful tapestries that we’re weaving with one thread, one stitch – day in and day out. We’re planting gardens with seeds of self-worth, kindness and wisdom; seeds that may not fully mature for years, but they’re there waiting for water, waiting for us to help them thrive.
But how do I do that? How do I invest and pour all of me into them when I’m trying to give myself the same love and care?
It’s common, even easy to pick myself apart; to make this journey of mothering about me — Find all the wonky chin hairs, feel discouraged with the repetitive chores, exude frustration at life’s circumstances and curl up with a blanket over my head. The weight of the world can be crushing. And I feel so small and unworthy and troubled by the uphill battle.
Often, I think, how on earth am I a 27 year old wife and mother of two? When did I grow up? When did I become responsible for ALL OF THIS?!? I want to run home and read in my childhood room. I want to be called downstairs for dinner and I want my biggest responsibility to be walking the mulch bucket to the woods.
But now I’m the mom. I’m the one calling the family for dinner and delegating chores. I’m the glue that keeps us together and the wheels that keep us moving. I get to decide the tone of the day with my words and attitude and it is all sparked by that intrinsic whisper of a reminder saying “I’m Enough”. I’m enough. Enough for this life. My life.
I don’t need to do more. I don’t need to be more. Who I am today, is enough. I have enough love in me to cover my family, I have enough beauty in my heart to shine without make-up, I do enough things everyday to keep us safe and fed and happy. I’m enough.
The Mrs. band echoes the heart of many women in their debut song “Enough”. It’s a beautiful anthem to women like you and me; to our own mothers, our dearest friends and our daughters – the ones we are called to plant little seeds of hope, joy and beauty in.
Now, here’s my challenge for you today … when you look in the mirror, what do you see? Can you share 2-3 positive words or phrases that encompass who you truly are?
Don’t be shy! Remember, you’re enough! list those qualities you love and cherish! I’ll start with mine …
- I’m enough because I truly love my family, I would do anything for them.
- I’m enough because Jesus loves me, I don’t have to do ANYTHING to receive his love, grace and acceptance.
- I’m enough because I work hard at everything I set my mind to.
Snap a quick photo of yourself too and share it with the hashtag #imENOUGH, let’s flood social media with some positivity and encouragement today. Sound like a plan?