Season. It’s the word used to ease the minds of young mothers everywhere.
“It’s only a season.”
Sometimes it is used to placate a mother who feels like her life has been consumed by diapers and toddlers. She is told it is only a season and someday she will get her real life back.
Sometimes it is used to comfort a mama who is having a difficult time with her little ones and wonders if things will ever get better. She is told it is a temporary situation, and soon it will all be a memory.
Even I am guilty of saying those words…
“This is just a season.”
in the hopes that the woman I am speaking with will see her situation not as a hopeless downward spiral, but as a moment in time that will not be her forever. And sometimes I am saying it to myself – telling myself this is not my forever.