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4/22/12

Can You Forgive Yourself As A Mother?

I am a mother. I am awesome at my job. Sometimes (yes sometimes) I wish I was my own mother (just to see if I"m actually up to par).
I suck at my job. I'm hard on myself. I try to remember to ask for forgiveness from my kids when I need to, and know I was wrong to shout at them, or not handle a certain situation differently....

When I was a kid, I thought I would be the best mom in the world because I never had/grew up with mine and knew how I would have loved my mother to be. I think I have accomplished some of this, but other times I just suck.  I try to ask forgiveness and I'm learning that I'm not perfect.

Some days I outshine my expectations of myself.

If only I could forgive myself as easily as my children forgive me.

But I will keep trying and learning. Maybe then later, I'll be better.




About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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5 comments :

  1. I feel the same about myself Colette... I think I am too hard on myself and I try to remind myself that it is a learning experience for myself and my son. Pure love forgives anything. But guilt pours in me when I know I screwed up and I can't take back my mistakes. On the other hand, we're only human and we're bound to make mistakes, right (huffing and puffing)?!?!

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  2. I just tried to offer love and a safe environment :)

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  3. The only thing I can say to that is "Amen" because my little voice at the end of the day says that all the time. hugsssssssss

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  4. I do my very best Colette, and I trust God to do the rest. I always deal with any guilt feeling and move on.

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  5. i am sure you are amazing... just probably a bit to hard on yourself... if you are half the mother as you are a friend, you are AWESOME ! :O

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