Saw this shared in my grieif group...
Isn’t this true? Something so beautiful is patient, strong, and courageous enough to know in order to shine beautifully I must grow THROUGH the dirt
How often do you find yourself trying to grow around the dirt?
With growth, comes a process of pain, a process of struggle, a process of darkness.
ALLL in which are there to help you get prepared for what is on the other side of that dirt.
I understand the process is never by any means the most comfortable, BUT who ever said that everything beautiful, everything worthy has to be comfortable?
For you to bloom you have to go through dirt too, it’s apart of the process and the cycle in nature!
You’re capable of it, sometimes, you just resist it, which can prolong your blooming season
Understand that YOU are capable and YOU are prepared to go through the dirt !
I get a little tired of people who assume that just because you have kids, you are automatically completely uncool, and that all your time is spent wiping babies from head to toe, giving spit baths, criticizing their every move, volunteering for PTA, blogging in your spare time, clipping coupons before crock potting a pot roast, ironing the clothes, bleaching the whites, mopping the floors, harvesting your eggs, sewing for your etsy shop, scrapbooking the little things, taking pictures of everything they do, saving for college, reading Dr. Suess, socializing at the bus stop, sweeping the floor, laughing over coffee with your jogging stroller, wearing your birkenstocks and listening to Baby Einstein.
Just because I DO THESE THINGS OCCASIONALLY.
Does not mean for one second that sometimes I don’t just want to be a kick ass girl with streaks in her hair, a ring in her nose, a tattoo on her arm, concert tickets in her purse, vodka in her fridge, a leather mini-skirt in her closet, her best single friends and a standing reservation for Las Vegas once a year with a don’t ask don’t tell policy, and the desire to just once be seen as more than the mother of 5 kids. Sometimes I just want to be seen as a “Maggie”. A “Maggie” with an extremely adorable set of children… (I joke, but sometimes it's hard to over come labels. )