The minute you become a mom you are instantly granted entrance into the mom tribe. It truly is a beautiful thing the way the simple act of becoming a mom can unite so many women. Instantly there are hundreds of other women that know exactly what it is like to spend a day in your shoes. Whether you are a working mom, a stay at home mom, a work from home mom, a special needs mom, a mom of one, a mom of five, or a mom of a multiples. There is someone out there somewhere who knows what it’s like because they are walking in similar shoes. Mom tribe, it really is incredible.
So to you new mom, I want to say, welcome to the mom tribe.
Welcome to a tribe that gets you.
A tribe that understands what happens inside of you when you hold that brand new baby and breathe in that fresh baby smell.
A tribe that knows what it’s like to carry a child for so long and then to meet them face to face.
A tribe that won’t judge you for crying over the milk you spilled after spending what seems like hours trying to pump it.
A tribe that won’t think you are crazy for the tears you shed when breastfeeding your baby didn’t go the way you thought it would.
A tribe that gets how you could be so exhausted and begging for more sleep, yet savoring those snuggles as you feed a baby in the stillness of the midnight hours.
A tribe that understands what it’s like to never have time alone and being desperate for a chance to breathe.
A tribe that knows what it feels like to have absolutely no idea what you are doing.
A tribe that understands the pressure and weight that is on you, the weight that you often put on yourself.
A tribe that knows about the moments you lock yourself in the room to cry, because they’ve been there too.
A tribe that knows what true laughter is, the kind that hurts your cheeks, because they’ve felt that joy too.
A tribe that feels the depth of love the same way you do.
A tribe that knows how it feels to have your heart constantly walking outside of your body.
A tribe that knows what it’s like to feel alone yet never ever really being alone.
A tribe that knows the work and effort that goes into raising children.
A tribe that understands what you are trying to say without you even trying to say it.
A tribe that rallies around each other because we know what it’s like.
Welcome to the tribe that is like no other tribe.
Welcome to the mom tribe. Your life will never be the same.