“I’m a worry mom.
My brain can’t help but spin out of control when it comes to my children.
Because it’s not just my life I’m worried about, it’s my children’s too,
and that’s A LOT.
And this means out of sight means more worry in my mind.
Because the worry starts creeping in even more
the moment they’re not with me to comfort,
because what if she has a meltdown and no one can calm her?
I can’t help it,
because I’m a worry mom.
And I know it’ll only continue.
When she’s nervous about a presentation at school, I know I’ll be anxious for her until I hear it went okay.
When she’s going through rough times with friends at school, I’ll be nervous about how her day went until she gets home.
Because there’s something about ‘not knowing’ with our kids that makes it worse.
But what will be comforting is we’ll see our kids bounce back from things without us and become even more resilient because they’ll figure it all out for themselves.
And that won’t stop us worry moms from worrying,
because out of sight will always mean more worry in our minds.
But it’ll make it all worth it.”
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