Wednesday, January 25, 2006

thoughts on accomplishments

did I accomplish much today??? no... not really but if you look at the big scheme of things - maybe... to gain trust of a child is one of the biggest things I can think of that I as a mom need to work on daily.

When I had each one of my children I prayed to Mary to guide me though the labor... heck, there were no epidurals for Mary... even she had to live through the ups and downs of nursing... chasing a 2 year old or even a younger toddler saying, "don't put that in your mouth! Yuck!" Can't you just hear it now? so the Rosary always brings me back to this important day in our lives... the first struggle in our lives together as parent and child.

I have to wake each day knowing that we grow as people. I am a learner but most of all a teacher to my children of what to say, how to act, what to do, how to pray... it all adds up for the big picture. What did I learn from today that will make me a better mom? What did I do today to show my children I love them unconditionally? I will have to ask tomorrow from my kids what I did right....

I used to at least tickle my little ones daily so that they had a good laugh. It is important to laugh... even if it is from physical touch. It is important that they know my love is unending... unconditional.

I keep a calendar of the first year of theier life--- something happens daily to a little one... wish I had continued this practice for more than the first year...

1 comment:

twistedsoda said...

you are one beautiful momma. I hope one day I can stand in your shoes! Keeping that journal for one year is a wonderful idea AM!