I hope you guys are well.
I used to question myself as a human being. What am I suppose to be doing here on this earth with my life? Then I became a mom/human being and started questioning myself as a parent, almost every day. Am I feeding, cleaning, teaching, treating, and loving them well enough to avoid any damage in the future? Yes, I’m dramatic, but I have a reason for it. It’s my wicked and over the top mind. It has been doing a number on me for many years and I have to work hard to Zen it down, especially for my daughters. I have to constantly remind myself that things are not going to go as plan. They might and that’s ok, but if they don’t, that’s ok as well.
Parenthood is a very scary world (I took my sweet time knocking at that door because I knew exactly what was in store) and if you add a worked up mind to the mix, things can go haywire. But then comes the day where you’re shown exactly what your best efforts have put forward. I was invited and honored this morning at my daughter’s school for their Exceptional Women Day Brunch. My daughter’s essay was chosen, along with others in different grades and classes. We began the celebration by sharing some of the essays that were written by the students. My daughter stood up and read hers without a second thought, which I so admire and love about her. She also showed everyone the drawing that she made. Now it’s my turn to share it with you and to let you know that at least for today my mind is very peaceful and my heart is very proud. I will remember this day when I’m questioning myself as a parent and know that I’m doing a good job. My daughter’s teachers, advisors and coaches have provided me with this day, which I’m going to cherish. I greatly thank them for the acknowledgement and for providing me with something to hush my mind with.
I also want to thank my darling daughter, Olivia, for her kind and thoughtful words as well as her lovely drawing of us at the dining room table doing her homework. 🙂 I love her artwork.
Take good care all.
Until next time…