I'm Enough

August 4, 2014

 As a working mom, my life is busy and hectic basically 24/7. It's a constant struggle to balance marriage, motherhood, a career, and friendships, while still maintaining what makes me unique. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and get down on myself for not getting everything done or being the perfect wife or mother. But you know what? I'm not trying to be perfect.  I am enough, just as I am. All moms are. All women are.

Hudson loves his mama and my little family is happy and healthy. And that's all that matters. Today I'm celebrating being enough...want to join me?

I was recently asked to be a part of the #imENOUGH Challenge and I couldn't say yes fast enough.
The Mrs., an all-female rock band, recently asked a group of women how they felt when they looked in the mirror. They didn’t like the answer, so they decided to help change it. And let me tell you....taking a picture with that little heart in the mirror really made me realize a few things:

My house will never be clean.

My kid might always have some sort of food smeared on his clothes (and so will I).

My nails might always be chipped.

There will always be piles of laundry and dishes.

But that doesn't define who I am as a mother, wife, or friend.

God has big plans for me and my sweet family. I am enough.

Now it’s your turn! Take a selfie and post it with the #imENOUGH hashtag to join the movement!

The Mrs. will be releasing their debut song, "Enough" this fall. Although the music may sound like what’s being played on pop radio right now, the lyrics tell a different story. As women in their late thirties/early forties, songs about teenage heartbreak and wild nights clubbing weren't things they could relate to. They decided to write about their own lives - like the challenge of juggling a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships, while still trying to maintain their own identity. They set out to foster a connection through their music with other women at the same place in their lives.

Just watching the video (click that link if it doesn’t work for you) brought tears to my eyes. I've watched it several times with the same response. Seriously, if you have a few minutes, watch this video here. It's worth it, trust me.

 Thank you to The Mrs. for sponsoring today’s post and reminding me that I’m Enough!

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13 Responses to “I'm Enough”

  1. Love this so much! It is much to easy to get down on yourself as a busy mama. This is a wonderful reminder!

  2. I can completely relate to this. I'm a working mama as well and I'm always wondering if I'm enough to my son, my husband and if I'm doing enough in my career because my family is constantly in the back of my mind. Thank you for this! :)

  3. This is incredible! It's so strange - this thought of being enough has been on my heart lately. So much so that I wrote a post called "I am enough" a couple of weeks back! http://lovedandlovely.blogspot.com/2014/07/i-am-enough.html?m=0 Now I'm really going to have to participate and take a (dreaded) selfie!

    Thanks again for sharing

  4. Love this post so much. Even though I get to stay at home with Caleb, I still struggle with balancing everything - and my house is never quite as clean as I'd like;) Hearing that simple phrase, "I'm Enough" is so freeing. We need to make this mantra a daily affirmation. Because we ARE enough. Love you, sweet friend!

  5. I LOVE this movement so much. We all need this reminder, and it's sad how often we need it. Love your selfies :)

  6. This is a great reminder! Love it!

  7. Love this! Mom Guilt overwhelms me sometimes, but this was a great reminder.

  8. I LOVE this and how great all of us moms truly are!

  9. Love love love this!! Pretty much because it's oh, so, true!

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Julie, thank you for posting this! I just watched the video and it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!

  11. Great post. Sometimes when motherhood is hard, it's so difficult not to be hard on yourself for not doing or being enough. What a great reminder that God has a special plan for each one of us - and it's better than anything we could ever dream up for ourselves.


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