Motherhood has opened my heart in both expected and unexpected ways. It’s taught me that I never truly knew concepts such as shame or guilt before, or responsibility, or disappointment, or sorrow.
And I often get down on myself when I don’t get it right. When I snap at them for being children. When I’m too lazy to be the Mother I know I can be to them.
Then there was today. Today when a situation arose that put my parenting skills to the test, and they were met and exceeded, to my absolute delight.
I have to celebrate this beautiful victory with all of my heart. I have to love myself as much as I love my babies and say: Mum, you did a great job.
I am not perfect.
But today, I was a great Mum.
Who knows what I’ll be tomorrow.
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The beautiful existence called motherhood. Celebrate all those victories, all those lovely days! And those smiles and giggles and I love yous. Personally, I find it easier to tough through those hard parenting days when I can remember all those little times when I felt successful, but it’s definitely a day by day existence, haha.
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I am starting to do that a little more now. I have to catch myself bashing myself up first. And when I do, I remind myself of the successes. I’m certain there must be many more than I give myself credit for.
Ahh yes! Day by day, indeed, lovely Kat.💞