Mother's Day is impending, I believe we can all agree that it's a day to share appreciation for the hard work that goes in to motherhood. I was pondering how to speak about Mother's Day and thought it would be fun to share one thing that I work to do well as a mom. We all parent differently, and I find it fun to compare and inspire as we all can agree that we do what do out of a deep love for our children!
For me, it's so very important to be encouraging to my children at all times. I work so very hard to always speak to them in a manner that helps their little ears hear how excited I am for their dreams, their passions, their likes, etc. I talk to my kids all the time. We dream and we envision. I encourage them to share detailed descriptions of what they hope for someday. Acilia is a lover of horses. Her true dream is to have a horse someday. I believe it's my job to help her believe she WILL have a horse someday. Then Miles chimes in, I want to be a firefighter, I can't wait for the day I can drive the big firetrucks! Yes, Miles that sounds amazing! You can do that. Yes, sir!! I encourage independence by cheering them on as they learn or try new things, my heart melts when I hear the excitement in their voices as they share an aspiration with me. I was a child that had many crazy ideas, I know how important it is to have adults believe in you and I feel it's my duty as the mother of my children to be their biggest fan!
I will note the fact that I had a hard time choosing just ONE thing, I won't go into detail (that may be considered cheating!!) but I will say I also feel it is 100% beneficial to be a good role model for my children. It's invaluable to me to know that my children are always watching me, learning from my actions and I can preach to them all day every day about how to act, but they won't learn from my words, but my actions!
Have a blessed Mother's Day whether you are being celebrated or celebrating someone else that is special in your life!!