To The Struggling Woman Who Cries In The Shower

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“For the woman whose husband makes an ‘extra stop’ after work every evening.

For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about.

For the woman who was fired for her fourth tardy because she has been awake for a straight week with a sick child.

For the single mom who doesn’t know how the utilities are going to stay on this month.

For the woman who has gone through 2 IVF’s and has tried for five years without success but still shows up to every baby shower for her friends.

For the woman who still hasn’t forgiven herself for the abortion she had 20 years ago.

For the woman who has a line of judging eyes at her and her children as she slides her ebt card at the grocery store.

For the woman that opens the door to the news of her husband being killed overseas three weeks before he was to return home.

For the woman that lives with a quiet anxiety because nobody understands what you could possibly be stressed about.

For the woman that gives to her family all day- everyday and just.needs.a.break.

For the woman that smiles at strangers all day in public- but weeps silently every night.

For the woman that heard the rumor about herself at church today.

For the woman sleeping next to a stranger every night.

For the woman whose genetics will never allow her to look like the ones in the magazines.

For the woman that endures one broken relationship after another because there was no father around to teach her what love looks like.

For the woman raising a fatherless daughter and praying that history doesn’t repeat itself.

For every single woman that cries in the shower so that nobody else can see.

Because if you aren’t strong-nobody is.

Just because the water washes your tears doesn’t mean that you don’t cry.

I am you. I see you. I am with you, I cry with you.”

woman sitting in shower and crying
Courtesy of Brittany Latham Studios

This story was written by Brittany Latham of Brittany Latham Studios in Mobile, Alabama. You can follow her on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best love stories.

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