I often wonder how you do it. How do you take care of your health and wellbeing while fulfilling the numerous selfless duties of motherhood? And I think I know the answer. After the dinner is cooked and the homework is done and the teeth are brushed and everyone is tucked safely in bed, maybe then, for a moment, you have a chance to consider yourself. Sometimes a flare-up may force you to consider yourself sooner than you normally would have, but even then you struggle with putting yourself first. Mom’s by nature are selfless and your children are blessed because of it.
I honor and respect each of you so very much! My hope for you is that today you have the chance to focus on you and be a little self-indulgent. All moms have a hard and important job. All moms face struggles and adversity in their roles as guardians and protectors. But moms with Fibromyalgia and chronic illness are exceptional, because you do it all in a cloud of pain and fatigue. When I wonder where you get the energy for it, there is only one place I can imagine – from your hearts.