This week had me feeling worthless many times and in many areas. From work projects to doctor appointment, I felt worthless. I walked into my weekly therapy appointment feeling worthless.
So we began to talk about it. I listed off what had happened to make me feel worthless. Then the doctor asked me about things where I felt worthwhile. I had to think a bit.
“I used to feel worthwhile as a mom.”
“Why don’t you now?” So I told him about the weekend, how there had been a lot of stress and it never felt like we were just being, [loving, investing in] with our kids. It felt like we were just dealing with them, like they were a bother.
And you know what happened? Instead of affirming that I am bad mom, he pointed out how this made me a good mom. That being aware of and concerned about the difference of being with and dealing with my kids showed I was a good mom.
And I heard him. I believed him. I, once again, feel worthwhile as a mom.Survive til you Thrive!