On the road to Motherhood
The newest lesson on this motherhood journey is all about forgiveness. And the lesson came from everywhere and surprised me, as usual. I got honest with myself about how I’d been carrying around a little bit of hurt and righteous indignation related to some people I love deeply who have chosen not to support me on this journey, and how it was time to let that go…again. Seems like I release it, and then something will happen that has me cycling back through the hurt again and I’m almost back where I started.
Yuck. Another lesson came through my encounters with moms and moms-to-be who are really just doing the best they can, and who sometimes struggle with so much guilt about are they parenting well enough, and how do I manage work and parenting, and God forbid I really enjoy my job and am glad that I’m not a stay at home mom does that make me a bad mother, and wow I like being a stay at home mom does that make me a horrible woman. Continue reading