Elisha Valentine ๐Ÿ™
@Elishaย ยทย 3:12

Do You Celebrate Your Wins?

Hi there, Alisha here. This past Friday was my birthday and it was a milestone one, so it was a little sentimental this year. My mom cried. My hubby was beaming with pride for some reason, and my children went above and beyond to ensure I had the best day ever. I got to celebrate with neighbors, family and friends and I am extremely grateful for all of it

#Wellness #SelfCare #Birthdays #Celebrate

MJ Brewer
@Mommas_Jungleย ยทย 1:15
Wow. Alicia, this is MJ. I just listened to your swell cast and it could not have come at a more pertinent time in my life. Thank you. My youngest child left 4 hours ago to join the military, and I'm finally home by myself. And the reality hit me that I'm here by myself and my kids have moved out and I'm responsible for only me, and that's a hard thing. But I'm glad you had a great birthday. It sounds amazing
Deborah Gilmore
@Transformationย ยทย 2:54

@Mommas_Jungle I Congratulate Youโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

And I just want to come on here today and just. I celebrate you, and I want you to celebrate you, as well, because being a mother is a great responsibility, and it doesn't come with a book, and it doesn't tell you, you know, we kind of, you know, learn by day, and we, you know, and me. I raised my children. I raised them. I had help. I had family to help me
Elisha Valentine ๐Ÿ™
@Elishaย ยทย 2:24

@Mommas_Jungle

Hi, MJ. Congratulations. Congratulations. Congratulations to you. I know that being an empty nester for the first time is difficult, but it is a rite of passage. This is something to be proud of. It is a transition, but it is definitely something to celebrate. Our youngest left home at 17, and he's 25 now. And I remember how disoriented I was because I initially felt that mommy duties were over. But the reality is you never, ever, ever stop being mommy
Elisha Valentine ๐Ÿ™
@Elishaย ยทย 2:22

@Transformation

And, you know, I love and respect my babies for the young adults that they've become. So motherhood is absolutely a beautiful journey, and I definitely agree with you that it should be celebrated every step of the way
MJ Brewer
@Mommas_Jungleย ยทย 1:24

@Elisha #ThankYou

MJ here. Alicia, you know, that's really interesting, because I was listening intently to what you were telling me, and I don't know why. I'm gonna have to give this some thought, but when you said I shouldn't feel guilty, I shouldn't feel guilty. I thought, oh, my gosh, I do feel guilty. What do I feel guilty about? And it's terrible
Elisha Valentine ๐Ÿ™
@Elishaย ยทย 1:59

@Mommas_Jungle

So hopefully that will be helpful to you as well. To see guilt as. Again, as long as we're not consumed by that, it just kind of helps us to take our internal temperature, you know, where am I mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and in my relationships? And what adjustments may I need to make so that I can live my best life ever? Hope this helps. Take care
Kitha Larie
@chitchatwithkkย ยทย 3:07
And so even if I don't get to do it on my birthday, but I have for the last two years, and this will be my third coming up in December, that I'm going to do it again. But I take time even throughout the month. You know, I go to the park and I sit at the park by myself. You know, I do those things because. Because we have to realize that we are important
Elisha Valentine ๐Ÿ™
@Elishaย ยทย 2:45

@chitchatwithkk

There are too many stores, but once a year they will give you a birthday discount or a birthday free gift. And I actually have a folder in my email account that is labeled birthday. And so every year, even if I don't celebrate with anyone else, because I usually take those items to celebrate myself and reward myself. So it's everything from, you know, a free candle to a free meal. Of course I'm going to hit up Starbucks

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