A dear, sweet friend of mine from high school has written me looking for encouragement. She's nursing her 6 month old daughter, Willow, and has hit a road block. I think everyone who has nursed knows what that feels like. You feel like you can't go on one more moment with this person living off your body. You're tired. You're spent. You want to give up. My friend has even more than usual weighing on her. She became a widow as a pregnant newlywed. She suddenly lost her husband and then went on to become a single, working mama. She's trying to do it all: be a nurse, be a mama, and nurse her baby for a full year and still keep it all together.
Girlfriend is tired.
Can we please be her cheerleaders? She so desperately needs a full squad. What's the most encouraging thing ever said to you while nursing, or what is the most encouraging thing you can say to her?