This one is for you.
It is permission for you to treat yourself gently.
To stop rushing around, just for a bit.
To buy yourself that coffee and sit down at that cafe and enjoy that view.
To sit down with your book, or your knitting, or your TV programme.
To turn the phone off, or onto silent or vibrate - whatever lets you unhook for a few precious minutes.
Everything is going to be OK.
It may not ever be perfect, and that's OK too.
Aiming for being OK is a healthy target to aim for every day.
Don't over-strive or over-give of yourself.
Keep some back for you.
If you leave the washing up, the laundry, the baby safe in the cot, the family table, the work meeting - even for five minutes - and escape (even to the loo) just to read through this script; and it helps you just get your head back together and your feet back on the ground: that's ok.
You are strong, and valid, and vital, and amazing.
Nobody out there needs to tell you that for it to be true because the truth is right here, inside you.
You just need to pause life every now and then to hear it again.
Love from Fostermummy X