A misty afternoon nature walk…

I recently read an article about finding traits you like and dislike about yourself, recognizing them, taking pride in the pro’s and finding a change in the con’s.  It doesn’t come naturally for everyone to just be able to define who they are…in fact, it is difficult for many to identify pieces of themselves, I am one of them.  So in my thought process I challenged myself to quickly say the first word that comes to mind when I think of myself… “mom”.  That is the single word that rang through my head. “Mom”.  It is all who I am, or ever want to be.  It is who God had known I would become before I did, even after going through such hardships. It is the best of who I am.  It is the most natural, unforced part of my whole being.  For me, it is easy.  There is so much of me that is flawed, so much that I am uncomfortable with, and can quickly find fault in… but I just hope that I make up for all of that in my “Momness” (<– yes, I made that word up).  I mean, don’t get me wrong… we have hard days… when one has a bad day, it seems all do.  So much of parenting seems to be in the “grey” area, even when you read every Parenting 101 book you can find. Where you just hold your breath and pray you make the right decision. You learn from it, you move on. I love my sweet girls, and am so beyond grateful to have my incredible “bonus” son in my life.  Each one of our children make up a piece of our puzzle, and I can’t imagine life any other way. 

FL:R