My friend Echo has been writing these posts, “Hey, It’s Okay…” and they’re pretty awesome. I love how she puts herself out there, while simultaneously giving herself the permission to just be her, however she may be feeling in that moment.
I’ve toyed with doing a post of my own, but it hasn’t really felt right. Until today. Today, when my heart is heavy with words I can’t share here, and feelings that are too much.
So with a gentle nudge from one of my newest and most wonderful friends…
If I can’t help my mother the way she wants.
If I need to put my health (both physical AND mental) above the needs of those around me.
If the tears flow at the drop of a hat. Sometimes you just need a really good cry. Or ten.
To stick up for myself.
To be sad and angry at this disease, as long as I acknowledge those feelings instead of bottling them up.
If I want to take a day off and curl up with a Parenthood on Netflix marathon instead of facing responsibilities.
To ask for help.
To admit I can’t do something.
To take my own advice, and take care of me.