To set the tone, please imagine a bit of epic music playing here. Something that starts off real soft & slow, then builds into a roaring Lord of the Rings soundtrack experience…
With all the important stuff you do for your family and household, there’s probably a great deal that goes under-appreciated or completely unnoticed. It can make you feel crappy. I know it. But please understand — the unsung things you do are vital to the success of your family and home. This is no way negates the contribution of others, but let’s just focus on YOU right now.
You are a big-time piece to the puzzle. Without your contribution, that puzzle remains undone, unfinished and inadequate. The critical contributions you make to support your home cause the wheels to spin efficiently and the engine to run like a well-oiled machine. Your home thrives because of your hard work. Whether you’re doing dishes, folding laundry, cooking, carting people around, helping with homework, delegating tasks, caring for the sick, being the judge & jury, or assuming the role of secret spy police — you are werkin’ it, my friend.
You put out fires (hopefully not literally) and keep the boat afloat. That piece of paper on the floor that everyone else ignored and stepped over… you picked it up. You make things neat & tidy.
You are a cornerstone.
There’s so much they don’t see that you do. The most insignificant of tasks is actually a very big deal. That wee little chore is darn vital to the puzzle remaining intact.
Why this message?
If you are an unsung hero — if you many times go without a pat on the back or a simple “thank you”, I contest that you still have a wonderful reward: your diligence and commitment to everything that goes on in your home seals the deal on the success of your family. How awesome is that! Without your contributions to your “kingdom”, it might become a ransacked city with broken down walls.
This is why you are important. Even when no one is looking.
If you sometimes grow weary in your overflowing responsibilities a mother or caretaker, keep your head up. But while you’re at it, I insist that you take time out to take care of YOU. The Nuturer must also be nurtured.