My mind is filled with thoughts of overwhelming love yet I'm doubled over with doubt
Insecurity swirls through my head as I look at the perfect family photos all around me
I'm told I'll know what to do, but what if I don't?
People keep saying it will change me,
They say "oh, just wait...."
As if I can do anything but.
No one really says HOW it changes things...just that it does
So much advice
So many different philosophies
I want to do the right thing
At times I feel I've prepared so much and at times I feel I'll never be ready
I feel like no matter what I do or where I turn, I'm being pelted with advice
My head may explode if I have to reasearch one more thing.......
I don't know what I want anymore
Everyone has something to say, but no one is asking me what I want
No one seems to be listening to me
When is it my turn to talk?
To say what I want for my own family,
My own child?
Please, let me speak!
Listen to me
I've bottled up a lot
I need a turn
I'm not asking for answers
I don't want advice
I JUST WANT TO BE HEARD
I just want to be heard
The greatest gift is to hear what I say, to just be in the moment with me, to feel what I feel.
I need validation
I need reassurance
I need to know I'm not alone
Walk with me, beside me, hear me talk, feel my heart and breath
Help me to find MY own way and
What feels good to ME
What's right for MY baby
and works for MY life
Help me be the best parent I can be by simply listening to me
Fort Worth Doulas are specialists at providing non-judgemental support throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We are experts at listening (and lots of other things.) <3
Abbey is a birth and postpartum doula and placenta specialist in Dallas/Fort Worth and a mom to 4 children between the ages of 19 and 6.