My momma tribe…first, let me say you guys are AMAZING. I never could’ve imagined the bond we’d have and the friendships I’d develop. Right after I had Audrey, my mom told me to search on Facebook for a group for babies born in the same month as Audrey. Sure enough, there it was. It changed my entire life. This group of women has been the most loving, encouraging, supportive and relatable group I ever could’ve imagined. I’ve found some of my very best friends in this group. There are a few I talk to on a daily basis.
I remember when my 2.5 year old was about 7 or 8 months old, she got this awful stomach flu that had her throwing up for WEEKS. We ended up in the ER, we had numerous doctor appointments, different medications, all kinds of things. My mom tribe was there. They helped me, advised me, encouraged me, prayed for me, they were there for me. Some of these women have 4 or 5 kids, some are nurses, some run daycares and all of them helped me without making me feel like a new mom or like I didn’t know what I was doing.
When I was featured on Scary Mommy, they shared it in one of our spinoff groups. The love and support within this group of women is so amazing.
When I got pregnant with my youngest, they were the ones chomping at the bit to find out if she was going to be a boy or a girl. They messaged me, posted on Facebook, Snapchatted me – they did what friends do. They celebrated with me when we found out she was a girl and they helped me decide on her middle name. When I had her, they checked on me constantly and got worried when they didn’t hear from me in a while. I couldn’t ask for better friends.
This is a group of almost 1500 women and I’m telling you, we’re a family. We’ve raised money for women in need, sent meals to new moms, we’ve prayed for each other, some of the moms have met in person, we’ve helped buy groceries or sent formula to moms who needed a little help, we’ve sent each other Christmas cards and birthday gifts. I could go on and on about all the incredible things that have come out of this group.
I think I’m most thankful for the friendships and the community that has been created. Through my darkest of days, my mom tribe has been there. They’ve celebrated the highs and walked me through the lows. They continue to encourage, love and support me. They love my children and ask about my husband. I’d be lost without them. The friendships I’ve found in this group will last me a lifetime. This group of women has been the most incredible blessing to me and my family.
Thank you, dear friends. My life would not be the same without you. I need you. I love you.