How hasn't motherhood changed me? This is the better question. What everyone told me during pregnancy is so true; my life would never be the same, but it wasn't until 'mommy' became my first name, until sleep was no longer a necessity and where a good day is one where we all ended in the same clothes that I fully understood what 'they' were talking about.
It isn't about the lack of personal hygiene and self-care or the lack of money and time. It isn't about the 'lack of' anything that seems to come with this ginormous blessing that are my babies. These changes are trivial. They are the easy things; the changes that are abruptly forced upon us. We just do them without a second thought.
It is within these hopes and dreams that I do what every parent in the history of parents do--I pray for that 'something better' for my girls, and it is in that moment that I hear my own mind think "Be the change." I know immediately my wishes and hopes are not enough. I have to be that change that I wish to see in my family.
able to love others
problem solving abilities
The list could go on and on.
Instantly after making this list, I know it is not only my responsibility to guide them towards these ideals but more importantly, to live my own life carrying these qualities with me daily and letting them shine through my life.The best indication of what my children will grow up to be like is to look at myself and my husband. The apple never falls far.
If I want them to stick up for a classmate being bullied, then I need to stand up for the right choice in my own life. I need to pursue my own dreams so that when the time comes, they will know what it looks like to step out and work hard to accomplish their dreams. If I want them to have a happy, intimate marriage then our job as parents is to make our marriage work by showing love, attention respect and dedication to our family. I need to learn how to say no so that when someone crosses a boundary with them they know exactly how to say no. We will be a family of second chances, so they know that we are all human and make mistakes. Forgiveness is a necessity in this life.
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