This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared the many lessons their children have taught them. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.
Learning From My Children: I Am So Honored
Since becoming a WAHM, I've been learning lessons that are sometimes hard to take. It seems balancing a business and motherhood requires a tightrope walking act that is a bit fun and exciting but very precarious. There are times I feel like I have everything under control and laid out perfectly. Then there are times I feel overwhelmed, disorganized and totally discouraged.
Through all this, my children are seeing their mother change. Sometimes it's for the good, sometimes it's not for good. All in all, my children have helped me.
My children have shown me who I am. Not who I want to be or who I present myself to others as...but the real, hard core me.
And sometimes, it ain't pretty.
There are times when I lose my patience and hurry one of them away while I try to tackle the more "important" things. When I notice that child being a bit more demanding than usual later in the day, I'm reminded how each and every little act of harsh parenting, like shooing them away, affects their tender hearts. Only then, do I look into their eyes and see the hurt, hope and forgiveness that's there.
So, I ask for forgiveness and am granted it, so easily, with a big smile and hug.
My children remind me that all we really need is love. Love, in vast amounts. Love, in the tiny small gestures. Love, in the short time it takes to make your child's day.
Today I made the decision to shoo the computer away so I could sit and enjoy a tea party with my preschoolers. Just one of the many special moments I have to share that will all too soon be gone, never to be experienced again.
My children have taught me what really matters. And it all begins and ends with them. The reason why I do what I do.
My children teach me love.
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Love is so important Not rated yet Yes, Love IS so important, and our children are endless sources of love :)
"My children have shown me who I am." Not rated yet Isn't it true? My little guy sees right through me and also reflects me back to myself, and so I am always striving to be both real AND better than I am. …
It's true. Not rated yet As a WAHM, it can be so hard not to obey the urgency of computer work vs. the fleeting moments of childhood. Which is really more important? Thanks for …
Thank you! Not rated yet That was such a lovely post and one I can relate to a lot. The love our children come with is astounding. I realize more and more how conditional my love …
The Little Things in Life — In a simple and lovely prose poem, Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children shows how adults worry about the wrong things and forget the little, important ones: watching ladybugs, jumping in leaves, cherishing each moment as it comes.
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