When I got back from vacation I found a couple really nice blog posts from both my daughters.
In honor of my birthday, one daughter had written an entire post about how much I mean to her and how I have shaped her life. It made me cry to know she sees me this way.
My other daughter, Carrin, honored me in a post where she gave me a Mother of the Year award. This also makes me cry to think she feels I am worthy of this honor.
Of course this award like all others comes with rules that must be followed so here goes:
Rule #1 - Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!
I feel awful that my children had to go through the pain of a divorce. That their lives were turned upside down and split in two when their father and I got divorced. It is never easy and if I could have spared them the pain I would have.
Rule #2 - To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!
1. I love the fact they have grown in to independent adults, able to think for themselves. 2. I love that they still call me when they need help. 3. I love that they are all individual of each other yet a family. 4. I love that they still want to spend time with me. 5. I love that they are protective of each other. 6. I love that they have made me proud of them and the choices they have made. 7. I love each of them for who they are.
Rule #3 - Send this to other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!" 1. Adrienne 2. Paula
I am truly honored by this award and by how both my daughters feel about me. Guess in the mother department I must have done something right. I just loved my children and let them be who they were suppossed to be. That's all a mother can do and hope for the best.