I recently read somewhere that “Having children means having our hearts walk around outside of our bodies.” since I became mother I learnt so much but what I keep for most valuable lesson is when we have children, we don’t know are we good enough? What I keep doing is reminding myself there is no such things as a good mother. There is only good enough mother. Even if you try to muster every aspect of motherhood, you breastfeed, you go all organic and fresh, you spend all day on the rug with them, playing cars and trains, dolls and blocks, teaching them numbers, letters, shapes and on..and on. Again you will fail, you will always try your best but never be the best. Just good enough. And I’m happy with that. As mother I try to reflect back to my doings and my thoughts.
We do try every morning to do the best we can, love the biggest love we’ve got, pay as much attention as we can muster, keep smiling all day, give our inevitable lack of sleep and overwhelm feelings. In the end there is only so much we can do to protect them. Over past six months I looked for ”honest barometer” to test myself and came to this daily questions: How much did I enjoy my child today? How much my own heart fill up with love?
And then If I go to bed smiling at something she did or some new sound she made, secure in myself that I fed her, bath her, warm her and loved her, I call it a good day.
In fact, I might even call myself a good mother.
What about you? Please share your thoughts, I would love to hear them?
Happy Mother’s Day to all lovely moms out there 😉