I came across this post earlier in the week. It was such a reality check. Thank God the reality checks keep on coming!
It feels messy at the moment.
I am not sure how effective my parenting skills are at the moment. Truth be told, I think the messy is clouding things. It feels like it has affected how I show-up with my girls. They have had a very brave conversation with me, in such a loving and clear way. It feels like it has affected my relationship with my eldest girl. Whom I think is very grateful to be spending this weekend in P.E. with her friend and their family!
And the juggle feels exhausting.
And still, I show-up. They are fed (miraculously), clean (another miracle) and have been writing exams and have been doing pretty well.
My point is, it’s okay to feel messy and still show-up and be the parent they need. Those things are not mutually exclusive. And sometimes, I tend to forget that.
I need to keep reminding myself that they need a #real #authentic mother, who show’s-up. Maybe not always in the right way. She just shows up. With her messy.
And that I keep giving myself the permission to be the #real #authentic mother and woman. Not just for them. For myself too.
I hope this encourages you to do the same…