Happy Mother's Day!
While mothering is one of the most amazing things I have done with my life; it has also been the most transformative and demanding job I have ever taken on. Children truly need so much; a hug here, a kiss there, a sibling rivalry fight mended now, 20 questions I won't know how to answer later. I had no idea coming into motherhood, how much it would change me, how much I would WANT it to change me. I envisioned myself as a great mom, I just didn't know how much work it would be.
Children don't just need love, they need patience, and kindness and the ability to slow down and explain things, allowing extra time for tears when the explanations aren't what they wanted to hear, and appreciation for the little joyous things in life like dandelion puff blowing and butterfly chasing. I feel as though every year on Mother's Day, I am reborn, transformed for this new stage of life we are in. Children don't just need all of these things, they also change every year and need a new and different style of parenting. We must grow with them, shedding our past, forgiving our mistakes and pressing onward in our venture to raise conscious and mindful children into our world.