As a mother, sometimes sacrifice looks like "gaps" on a resume; it may also look like a return to work after only a few weeks of postpartum healing.
At other times, it may look like a step off of the corporate ladder" and significant pay cut rationalized only by your desire to spend more time with family. There is also the chance that your sacrifice, mom, means taking the job with forty percent travel because it means more income, and better benefits for your tribe.
There may be moments when sacrifice equals falling asleep snuggled next to your young one when your plan was to finish the report due at noon the next day. The days when the spreadsheet and presentation must be finished by midnight (in the timezone that is one hour ahead of yours) may also come for you; the time that you actually have for long talks, and warm hugs may be few and far between.
Whatever sacrifices you are making now, dear mother friend, take heart.
Tears are par for the course. Don't try to stop them.
Your tired days and worn-out nights may seem endless. But take heart!
One day every experience will come rushing together as if everything was working in your favor the entire time.
The secret is being at peace enough to see those pieces fit together; if we allow frustration to guide our life's steps, then we run the risk of missing our ultimate purpose.
Never forget the plan, but don't let doubt settle in when things don't go according to it.
You've got this.
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