Yesterday when I wrote the post about my very bad day, I admit that I wanted you to comment and make me feel better. (You did, by the way. Thank you.)
I wanted validation.
In fact, many of the posts I write, I seek validation. The sense of community I feel when I read your comments is one of the reasons I try to write everyday.
When I first discovered blogs, I remember sitting at my computer with my mouth open in stunned expression, reading the truth about motherhood. I wasn’t alone! I wasn’t the only one who felt like this! Other people’s babies cried, too! You have no idea what you’re doing either! Validation!
My favorite posts to read are still those that leave me in awe. Those posts, so eloquently written, that describe a facet of my life that I still relish in realizing I’m not alone in feeling. I think that nobody, except another mother, can truly grasp and reconcile those difficult range of feelings we experience everyday…intense love, followed by flashes of white hot anger, followed by doubling over guilt, the floundering…
Sarah at Semi-Desperate Housewife wrote a post that so perfectly described all of these feelings.
Pendulum. This post truly made me feel validated for the ups and downs we all experience in our sometimes blind journey through motherhood. For that, I awarded her the Perfect Post Award.
Go read it. And wish her congratulations on her Perfect Post.