Let's be honest here for a minute. I am not a Super Mom. I do have Super Mom moments, but most of the time I'm just stumbling throught this thing called motherhood and learning as I go. But today, as I was driving down the road I heard Francesca Battistelli's song, "If We're Honest" and I had a new realization.
In her song she sings, "I'm a mess and so are you. We've built walls nobody can break through." Could it be that I'm not the only mom who's just getting by? Could there really be other imperfect mom's like me?
"Don't pretend to be something that you're not. Living life afraid of getting caught."
That's how I feel sometimes. Like I'm pretending to be this great mom who's got it all together. But really, I'm afraid someone will drop by unexpectedly and see that my dishes aren't done and my clothes aren't folded. Or that my child will have a meltdown in public because I didn't let her push the shopping cart or eat the French fries off my plate. Or maybe they'll think I don't care about my kid's health because we eat out a little more often than we should.
It never occurred to me that maybe there were other moms that felt the same way. Like they had to pretend to be the perfect wife and mother or I might think less of them. Maybe they don't realize I'm just as insecure as they are!
"Bring your brokenness and I'll bring mine. Cause love can heal what hurt divides, and mercy's waiting on the other side. If we're honest."
There's no need for these mommy wars. We're all a little broken inside. We all have a choice to make. We can keep pretending to be prefect, or we can break down our walls and help each other out. I, for one choose to bring my brokenness and be honest.
Lets all be honest.