8 responses to “Do You Ever Feel Not Needed?”

  1. Christine

    I feel that way sometimes, too! Not as often since we had Sophie – between breastfeeding and her attachment to me otherwise I have a hard time getting five minutes to myself to go to the bathroom at home, much less write! But yes, I have felt that way many times.
    But like you said – we’re still Mom. Still needed.
    Thank goodness :)

  2. Lisa

    Aw, I teared up reading that post, Jan. As moms it’s a Catch 22 – sometimes we’re needed too damn much! and other times, when kids are happily playing or unhappily pouting, we’re like, “What about me? Don’t you need me?” My kids are young but they’re often happier playing with their friends now than hangin’ with Mama. I guess that’s how it should be, right?

  3. Anyes - Far Away In The Sunshine

    Such a heartfelt post, Jan. It’s so reassuring to realize that our children still need us no matter how old they are even if we sometimes don’t feel needed anymore.
    I hope you are feeling better today :-)

  4. Julia

    I definitely feel like this a lot — and I also feel like I’m spending TOO MUCH TIME blogging, tweeting, etc., on my own, away from my family. When my husband comes in to see me and then leaves, saying: “I’m leaving the blogosphere,” (he says it very nicely), but I know he’s really saying: “please come be with us in the other room.” So, this is the last blog I’m commenting on, and now I’m signing out and off to the other room!

  5. Kate @ Teaching What Is Good

    Jan, I’m so glad that God revealed to you how much you are loved – and that it is THAT love that makes you needed! If we are doing our jobs as moms right, they SHOULD be coming to the place of being more self-sufficient. But in reality, I think God made Moms so uniquely necessary for healthy life that, in one sense, we are indispensible.

    But having those practical times of being needed are light a fresh breeze to our stifled hearts. It made my heart swell to read your sweet post! Thanks, sister.

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