As adults, especially parents, life's demands can sometimes get a bit overwhelming and how to deal with.
It's not uncommon for many to feel alone, despite knowing they do have friends and family around them.
One mum blogger based in the US, took to Facebook to pay tribute to the types of friends who make the effort to get to see you when times are getting tough - and the post has quickly gone viral.
"This is what friendship looks like👇🏼" she started her small essay.
"I am currently walking through the hardest season of my life, and as Mama’s we feel like we’ve always gotta put on our big girl pants and just muscle through. Never let ‘em see you sweat, right? Oh girl...if there’s one thing this season has taught me, it’s that that sort of lie is terribly dangerous to believe."
"I needed my people today. I thought I just needed to call them up and cry about what was happening, and then while on the phone, my sweet friend asked me such an important question. She asked me to just say what I needed and wanted most."
I told her that I didn’t want to be alone.
"Her response :: “I’m on my way.”"
"I started in with all of the reasons she couldn’t and shouldn’t come... “My house is a disaster.” “I don’t want to burden you.” “It’s such a long drive.”"
"Her response :: “Sister, I don’t care about any of that. You said you don’t want to be alone, so I’m coming.”"
She then went on to highlight the simple thing her friend did that made the mum blogger's whole day turn on its head.
"Not only did she make the trek from Greeley to Fort Collins, but she picked up another sweet friend along the way. They picked up lunch, they walked into my house, gave me the biggest hugs, and asked “What can we do?”"
"My disaster of a house? They helped me clean it, and assured me it wasn’t that bad. They let me cry, they made me laugh, we listened to music, and most importantly..."
I. Wasn’t. Alone. 💕
"Mama, if you’re going through a rough season...know that you don’t have to do it by yourself. You don’t even have to know what you need — just start by asking to not be alone."
"I know there is someone in your life who will say to you “I’m on my way,” if only you’d ask."
"And Mama if you have a friend who you know is going through it, just offer to come and be there with her. Actually don’t offer...just tell her you’re coming."
Because I guarantee she wants that more than anything, and she’s having a hard time being able to say it.