I thought it fitting to post a great quote I heard last night while watching one of my favorite TV shows Stargate SG1 in honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday.
Vala: There’s nothing to be gained by second-guessing yourself. You can’t remake the past. So look ahead. Or risk being left behind.
Bra’tac: She displays the wisdom of a battle-seasoned warrior.
Jackson: She’s a mother. Close enough.
Ever feel like a battle-seasoned warrior?
Raising kids is a difficult yet very rewarding task we face every day from the moment they are born. My children keep me on my toes, make me want to pull my hair out, have me buckled over in laughter, and give me tears of frustration, worry and happiness. The kids are constantly testing me pushing my limits of patience and I’m always worried that I’m way to hard on them. I feel like a drill Sargent sometimes, and worry so much about everything I say. Was I too hard on them? Did I say the right thing? Did I teach them? Do they know I love them more than anything else in the world?
The fits, they drive me crazy, I yell. I’m imperfect.
But at the end of every day exhausted and drained, I have to let it go and start the next day new. Being a mother, my biggest challenge is letting go of my mistakes and facing each new day new and refreshed. I even have to try to remind myself that even in the middle of the day if I’ve made parenting mistakes and you know I make them every day, I have to let go and do the best I can. I tell my kids I love them every night and when they look at me and say “love you too” there is peace in my heart.
Being a Mother is like being a battle seasoned warrior.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!