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All Hail The Tribe!

All Hail The Tribe!

All Hail The Tribe…

My Tribe Is Beautiful and Bold...

My Tribe Is Beautiful and Bold...

 

The village and tribe mentality on one that has been passed down in one form or another for generations. While the tribes of today may not look exactly like those of the past their purpose is very much the same. Today’s tribes consist of your mother, grandmother, sister, aunts, best friends and a host of other roles. Some are blood, others are those who entered your life at one point or another and left a mark so pivotal that you knew you would forever count them as must have staples in your life. When I think of my tribe a smile instantly crosses my face because they are the reason that I can get up and face the world every day. They give me a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with, encouragement when I think I can’t go on and a sounding board when the thoughts inside my mind are consuming me and threatening to make me crumble. I watch my tribe organize child care so someone can work overtime meaning, picking up from school or daycare, meals, and even homework and bed time. My tribe organizes vacations together so the moms can have a night out and the kids can make memories they will never forget with “cousins” they will be friends with for life. The tribe I am so proud of splits responsibilities, give honest criticism from the heart, and have so much faith in each other that simply knowing they are there brings calm and stability that many of us individually never thought we would have but always recognized that we needed. They say it takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a village to SURVIVE raising a child. As women we are natural nurturers but in that role also comes the tendency to take on the world and sometimes that world gets heavy, and while some have spouses and fathers in the picture nothing can replace the connection and peace that comes with being able to be truly vulnerable with other women that you know will cover you in your naked transparency. There is nothing like knowing that while they may not have lived your experience they will feel it with you because you are connected. You are a village. You are a circle of love, hope, strength, and in times both good and bad you are there for each other in a way that only another tribe can understand. Only with your tribe do you share your parenting and female wins and know they will be genuinely excited for you. Only with them do you share your failures and they don’t judge but instead give honest feedback and help you answer the question of what’s next. My village has heard me rant, cry, contemplate life, express utter defeat, and picked me up when I was so low I didn’t know if I could ever get up. This group has shown me the true limitlessness of my potential and reminded me time and time again that the world is mine to take. We fuss and fight but without them I wouldn’t be the woman I am today and that is the truth. Just writing this my heart is full knowing that these women are the definition of God’s grace and mercy and his way of letting me know I will always be okay. We have faced births, deaths, job loss, bad relationships, marriages, divorces and everything in between together and through it all we are a team. Just sitting back and remembering times where we traded off kid’s events so that everyone’s child felt supported and seeing each person cheer as though that child came from their own flesh swells my heart with so much pride because in a society where there is so much divisiveness, and bitterness, watching women come together in such selfless ways not because they must but because their souls reached out and touched each other and held on tight is at times indescribable. Villages can be tested, ransacked, plagued by time and forced to be distanced by jobs, families, or necessity but a true village doesn’t let any of that change the bond held and the importance of that comradery and that is what makes a village of women and mothers a must have because they are that consistent in a world of temporary relationships and people. So take some time, maybe over your next bottle of wine, while you surround each other in light and in love and just raise a glass to your own village because they truly make the world just a little brighter…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Its A Man's World....

Its A Man's World....

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