When I first put out my call for submissions on how to give daily proofs of love to my daughter, I envisioned that I was going to get all these secrets and tips from other moms, things I was completely unaware of and suddenly I would be imbued with a deeper knowledge of how to be a better mother. I always imagine that other women just know how to mother in better ways.
What I really learned is that moms screw up, and then ask for forgiveness. We look to external sources to better ourselves. We don’t always love equally. We use every fiber of our being to look past behavior and see the goodness inside, even when they are acting like turds. We give our most precious commodities. We learn from our own mothers, even when they don’t know it. We love ourselves, and learn not to feel guilty for it. We wonder if it was enough. And sometimes, we’re inspired by simplicity.
And then we blog about it.
I know it sounds totally cheesy, but really, what I learned is that I’m in good company.
Thank you, from the depths of my heart, Mamas.
And completely off the subject, but I just had to share this picture. We went to the Moveon rally last Saturday. It was Annika’s first protest. So, of course I have to document it on here.
|In support of Wisconsin (and Planned Parenthood).|