I thought what better day than today to send you my first blog for 2016. I’ve had an intentional and incredible break, and it’s so lovely to be reconnecting with you all.
Today, I want to acknowledge you! No agenda, nothing to educate, nothing to sell, nothing to follow up. This message is for YOU and YOUR HEART!
“To the world you are someone but to someone YOU ARE THE WORLD!” Bill Wilson
May this day, you look within and notice and acknowledge how fantastic you are! You are doing it, each and every day! Nurturing, problem-solving, caring and supporting everyone’s needs, moving through stages, phases and milestones, coping with the fears (yours and your child’s), making the tough choices, living with tiredness and exhaustion, setting and holding the boundaries and expanding your heart to love your kids no matter what!
For me, being a mother is the most important work in the world and the most humbling job I’ve ever had. My parenting journey has been my greatest privilege and just when I think I could not possibly love my son anymore… and I do. It hasn’t been smooth sailing, and there are times I wonder what I am doing or what have I done, or if only I had known, and then the parental fears creep in, for all types of reasons. There is no good or bad, there is only growth, learning, discovering and reflecting. There is no book, workshop, training or degree that can give you the life lessons and self-awareness like parenting can. It’s on the job training to be a better human. When we can tap into that place of acceptance and patience, we can begin to realise that our imperfections are just what we, our family and our child needs. WE are perfectly imperfect, and it’s high time we talk about it and own it together. Wow, who would have thought when our baby came into the world that this would be our birth into being too!
I want to acknowledge my mothering village! You know who you are, the crazy late night calls, the emails, texts and the times you have calmed my irrational fears and given me your undivided attention even when you are busy. Then the times you have picked up my son from school (or forgotten and we’ve laughed about it together), fed and bathed my child and had my back when the chips are down. I honour you for mothering my child when I was out there following my dreams and being all I could for the families and educational environments I support. I’m beyond blessed to have close family and friends who have done so much to support me and I continue to lean in and learn from my mistakes, and I’ve learned to allow myself to lean on, those I love and trust to guide and support my family and me. Today as I have some time to reflect, I could not be more grateful for all the time and love that they’ve given my family and my Kids in Harmony business.
As we rightly celebrate motherhood, we need to honour the Mothers whose Mothers have passed on, those women in the world without their Mums. We send you love and acknowledge that today may be of sadness and loss. We are thinking of you and your precious Mother. May you find some comfort in the arms of those you love.
And lastly, we need to honour the Mothers out there doing it on their own and find ways where we can support them more and be the village that they dream of for their child. May you know how truly admired and valued you are!
Let’s ALL honour each other for rocking up each and every day to do what needs-to-be-done to feed and take care of our child as we continue to give it all we’ve got with the best we have on the given day! Mothers are human too.
With love and admiration to you and no matter what, I want you to know that this newsletter and blog is to support you, to elevate you and to nourish your soul as a parent!
Happy, whole-hearted parenting,