My life is not all Sunshine and Rainbows

I try to keep my posts positive and upbeat and I try to highlight the good times I have in life. But I have noticed a theme lately that has been bugging me. Usually when I see someone they will say something about how lucky I am, or how good I have it, I even had someone call me out around Christmas time saying” How can you be stressed? You Don’t even know what real life problems are.” Nothing can be further from the truth than that statement! I guess that is the problem with social media, we only put out the good and never really put out the bad stuff which makes others think their lives suck in comparison. Truth be told I have been struggling a lot lately. In fact this past month has been very difficult for me. Without airing all of my families dirty laundry, let’s just say being a parent of young adults is hard. Watching them make choices that you know they know better to do is a very hard thing, but because of this little thing called free agency, I have to sit back and let them make their own choices and it is tough sometimes. I can only hope and pray that everything will work out for the best in the end. My boys are smart, I know that they will eventually do what is right, but as a mother I want to fix everything and make it all right, RIGHT now! I know I am not the only one who struggles with this. Let’s be honest, it’s so much easier to show the good stuff, but I think it’s OK to let people know you are not perfect, and life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows! Just remember when you see someone’s Instagram or Facebook page that looks picture perfect know that yes even they have had stormy times, I mean sometimes it takes a couple of really nasty rainstorms before our rainbow comes, and just because you only see the rainbow, doesn’t mean the storm never existed! Just think of that next time you see someone who “seems” to have life figured out!

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