I'm definitely a work in progress... and lately I haven't been proud of my progress...
This weekend we got to be all together as a family.
My goal was to pay attention and appreciate the time we all had together.
I tend to put myself in the middle of everything... this time I did more observing.
Here's what I discovered:
♡ I absolutely love being a Mom. ♡ I enjoy seeing the different relationships that continue to develop between my kids and between my husband and I with each of our kids. ♡ I can see where parents hang on to a time where the kids were all growing up together... and I'm determined to look back on that with fondness, but embrace the now. ♡ The now is that I have an adult child who is responsible, mature, and smart. All she really needs from me is my love. ♡ My other children are still my responsibility, but I also see the importance in showing them I trust them and respect their decisions and feelings. ♡ I feel like I spent so much thinking ahead of my oldests firsts, I somehow forgot my other kids would also have a bunch of wonderful and fun firsts!!! ♡ I found, I've made some things about me that shouldn't be about me... I can do better. For example: I want to be loved and adored by my husband and children. There's nothing wrong with that... however, rather than have expectations, I'm going to love them the best way they know how and let them love me the best ways they know how and choose.
I saw a quote the other day that struck me.
"𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲; 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘁."
💗 My goal is for my husband and children to rest in my love. 💗