Friends, I could not be more excited about this blog and social media series. As I sat down to plan what I really wanted to share with you this year, something that always strikes me is the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day. I know for a lot of people, they don’t really understand what a complicated day this is unless they have experienced complications with it. I do see more people and churches being understanding around the complex feelings of this day, but there’s still work to do. I wanted to share with you my heart behind this motherhood series and the encouragement I hope it brings.
My entire goal is to bring to light one major thing: We all come to motherhood in different ways, but at the end of the day we are all moms. All of our stories and journeys to getting to this point of motherhood are diverse, they are all valid, none is greater than the other. We all parent differently because our kids are different, our values are different, and our families are different. One is not greater than the other, we are simply doing the best we can. We are all growing, learning, and changing as our season of motherhood grows. There’s no need for competition, there’s no need to put one another down, we can all do this thing in the way we see is best for our family and still build one another up.
On social media you’ll see motherhood through my eyes, our day in and day out, what motherhood looks like for me in this season. I’ll share my struggles and my joy, the heart behind some of my parenting decisions, and what this mother’s day season is like for me personally.
On the blog you’ll see a few posts from me, but most of what you will see is guest blogs from other moms in varying seasons of motherhood. You’ll get to hear about their journey to motherhood, their biggest struggle, greatest joy, and whatever else their hearts want you to know and leave you encouraged.
I know firsthand how triggering this season can be, especially for those of you longing to be mamas and for whatever reason are not yet. Please know, I have you in mind for this series. I want you to see that no one’s journey to motherhood is perfect. I know in the thick of things and the highlight reel that social media shows, it can make the struggle worse and can seem like everyone just has it so easy. Part of my hope in this series is for you to see that there is more than meets the eye. I will speak more of how I struggled during my waiting on motherhood on social media, how I had to put up boundaries, what I wish I had known or could go back and change. I always want you to know that I see you. You are not left out friend. You are welcome here and I want you to dig into and be a part of this conversation too.
I’m so excited for you all to meet some dear friends of mine, and pray that this series and this season leaves you full of hope.
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