I know how you feel. You are scared, but you are a mom and you are not supposed to be scared. But how can you handle this? How can you keep it together when the weekly news make this seems like the apocalypse is finally here?
For the past two months I have been struggling. Holding back tears day after day. Going to bed with a million questions in my head about the world my kids are growing in to. But I think I hit my “I can’t do this any more” button last night. Yesterday I spend day and night reading and watching the horrifying news of what happened in Las Vegas, and as the day progressed I got more and more discouraged, worried and depressed, to the point that when I went to bed I felt like those last drops of faith in humanity I had were fading away.
But then this morning I saw those little faces. Those little eyes that look up to me with hope and unquestionable love. They rely on me for safety and for surviving. But above of all of those things, they are learning from me and they can look at the world through my eyes. So I decided. For them I will stay strong and they are the hope I need to have.
So here is the thing fellow moms. Stay strong. We can do this. We can show them that the world can be saved. We can tell them the stories of real heroes, those that put at risk their lives so they can save others in moments of tragedy, so we can teach them about resilience and that we can put aside our differences to help each other because in essence we are all the same. We can show them the beautiful planet they have, and teach them how to take care of it. We can talk to them about kindness and love, every single day, so they can grow up knowing that those two things are the most important things to have in live.
And it’s ok to cry. It’s ok to feel that fear. But we can’t put them in a bubble. We want to protect them, we want nothing to harm them. But as you can see, sometimes it’s out of our hands. Bad things happen, and we probably will never get the answer to “why?” but we can try to change this a little bit. We are mothers!!! We can do anything!!! or at least we can try. So after you cry, take a big breath and be proactive. Talk, write, help, volunteer, do something that transform that fear into action, a positive action. Lets do it for our kids, and for ourselves really. I will leave you with something I wrote, in hopes that helps me and others to heal. So moms, stay strong.
I will stay strong
I can’t change the world. I am no superhero.
But I won’t let evil take away your dreams.
Even if the day gets hard, and life seems hopeless,
With just a hug I am here to take away your fears.
You will never be lonely even if I am not with you.
Your heart will always hold memories of you and me.
I am your guide, so look up to me.
and I will tech you how powerful love can be.
I will stay strong, you can fly with me.
until you can stand on your own feet.
One day you’ll be able to take the world and run free,
because good always wins, you’ll see.