As we move through the days of the weeks in the months of the year that might be the most important year of ‘their’ lives, we stop and ask ourselves; DID I?
Good Morning Moms,
On this Mother’s Day I wanted to say thank you for helping your children grow up mentally healthy.
Reaching this goal is like climbing a mountain that has moving rocks; you never know what will be the step that causes them to tumble and start over.
They still have to climb it; bumps, cuts and fear will be there, but so will you.
Teaching them how to be mentally healthy is a challenge because we sometimes question ourselves; so how do you pass it on?
DID I: Demonstrate, not just say, that my love is unconditional.
DID I: Teach them how to build or get their own tools/skills needed for life.
DID I: Pass on a skills set, one that enables them to deal with bumps, cuts and fear.
DID I: Provide a map, EVEN IF they never want to look at it, for them to take the least painful path. Regardless of their choice, you redirect continuously as they go on their way.
DID I: Allow them to build their own muscles for survival without dropping the parental role I feel honored, most days, to hold.
DID I: Remember to care for myself as I am the security of their tomorrow.
Does this sound exhausting ? Still, you do it everyday.