Okay to Cry

The single parent journey is one full of ups and downs.  I've realized that even bad days have good in them and that not all days are rough.  There are times however when life just seems to be too much and overwhelming circumstances cause me to grasp at every ounce of energy and positive thinking I have.

We are all walking different lives in this journey, but one thing remains the same.  At the end of the night, after a long day, we all are left alone in our thoughts.  Alone to dissect the day and interpret what we've been through.  Truth be told that sometimes in those thoughts, I cry.

To the world we are strong.  To our kids we are invincible.  To ourselves, we have something to prove.  But in those moments when it's just us and God, it's okay to let down the expectation and the burdens.  It's okay to come clean of how we had hoped things would go.  It's okay to not be strong and it's okay to just cry.

Medically, crying is very healthy. In fact, new medical research has found that crying may release harmful chemicals from your body. Higher levels of adrenocorticotrophic (ACTH) have been found in emotional tears, thus releasing stress. 

So for yourself medically and emotionally, have a good guiltless cry once in awhile. 
It really does help.