Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

You’re not sure you’re cut out for this mum thing

You’re not sure you’re cut out for this mum thing

hi mama,

I know you’re really scared right now you’ve just found out your pregnant with your son at 22 with a guy you’ve only been with for 18 months. You’re not sure you’re cut out for this mum thing. But you had to have a baby, the monthly period pain was excruciating and so unbearable. There was no other option, you’d exhausted them all. You cried so much with the pain it was awful to watch.

You took a chance with the guy you met in a club yea he’s a little bit rough round the edges, he doesn’t pronounce his T’s and is currently a lifeguard. But you clicked. Your mum doesn’t approve of him, you’ve had an huge falling out, you’ve left home and you’re not speaking but guess what...

That man you’ve had one baby with, you’re gonna have another one with him. 

Don’t get me wrong you’re gonna go through some rough times over the next few years. You’ll move more times than you have fingers, you’ll break up, make up, get re-engaged and his dad will pass away suddenly, but you two you’re made for each other. 

That 23 year old that you’re with now, he’s going to have his own successful business. You will be the driving force behind that and do you know why? Because you’re stronger than you think you are and more capable than most 22 year olds. The fire has been lit. You must keep going. 

Yes you’re scared, yes your mum isn’t there but this is the test. The next 5 years are going to be THE toughest but you’ll get through it. You’re so brave Roxanne. Trust yourself. Your instinct. Don’t you dare give up. 

The next baby you have will be a baby girl and she going to be fiery and capable just like her mumma.  

Chin up girl. You’ve got this. 

Roxie

 You can follow Roxanne on Facebook -  @Roxfit  , Instagram -  @Roxfitt  and her blog  Rox Fit Online .

You can follow Roxanne on Facebook - @Roxfit , Instagram - @Roxfitt and her blog Rox Fit Online.

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You are not a bad mother

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