Sunday, May 10, 2015

(Happy) Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there!

But not just to the mamas.

To other Girl Scout leaders, teachers, mentors,  who may not have kids of their own, but guide kids. 

I know that I have not been here much... but lots going on. I plan to be more active. Promise.


Spending an hour with each my kids individually. 

In true reflection and being real with myself....

I woke up this morning going, "Happy Mother's Day" to me? Really? 
Of all the mistakes I make, you want to wish me a Happy Mother's Day?
I know, but, honestly, that is how I felt this morning.

I felt I was not the perfect mother.
I know, perfect does not exist. 
But don't tell this perfectionist heart of mine! LOL

I really try so hard to be the best mother ever.
Again, perfectionist and unreal, right?

I school my kids at home, which I love doing, when it is going well. 
I coordinate field trips, outings, get together, do so much that taking time is very foreign to me.
I am the scout leader for both the boys and my girl. 
Which I love and enjoy SO much.
It brings so much joy to my heart. 
They are my nephews and nieces and are close to my heart!

When my kids act out, in any way, I feel like a failure.
Ok, I am very very hard on myself.
I am sure other parents can relate to this one.
Of course it is not rational and no one said it ever was. 
Does not take away that feeling though, right?

Today, instead of thinking that I have to be perfect...
I am remembering 5 things!...

1) I am going to relish in the fact that I am a mother.
So many try to have kids, and I am thankful I have kids.
All of them are unique and different.

2) I need to worry less about a perfectly clean house.
I mean, come on!!!
Kids homeschooling= happy kids= no clean house! LOL

3) With everything I am going through, all the trials and tribulations, 
I know that it will work out in the end, no matter what light I see. 
I know that as much as my heart and spirit may hurt, I am not the only one.

That the heart does go on, pun intended.

4) I know that whatever I am going through, I need to use it as a lesson.
For myself and my kids. To show them the way. 

5) To ALL MOTHER'S going through something internally, you can do this! 
I believe in you, I believe in me, I believe in us!!!

Everyday struggles are real. 
They are ok. (Say it with me!)
And the battle is only uphill. 
Don't worry about ten days from now when you can worry about today.
Now, easier said than done. Great practice though, right?

And because we are fighters and love our children, 
We should celebrate us as mothers!


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