12.07.2011

Let me tell you about my kids.



Let me tell you something about my kids.

When I say my kids are awesome....
it does not mean I think they're perfect. It does not mean I turn a blind eye to their mistakes & shortcomings. It simply means I love them anyway. And I focus on the positive.

When I say I am proud of my kids...
it does not mean they never do anything wrong. It means they screw up, but they handle the situation well. They take responsibility and face the consequences.
Life is not about NOT making mistakes - it's how you handle those mistakes. Owning up, and learning from it.

When I say that my kids and I are very close...
it does not mean that I am their friend or that I try to get on their level. It just means that I have worked very hard to keep the lines of communication wide open between myself and my kids. And for the most part, I've done a damned good job of that.

When I say that I have been a good Mom...
it does not mean that I think I have been a perfect mom, that I have not made mistakes. It means that I have done my best, with the best of intentions and a heart full of love.

When I say that I love my kids unconditionally...
that is EXACTLY what I mean. No matter what my kids do, I will always love them with all my heart. I may be hurt, disappointed, or sad, but I'll always love them. I'll always have their backs. I will never turn my back on them.

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12 comments:

Shell said...

You are such a good mom. xo

My Mercurial Nature said...

Very sweet! And the bit about keeping the lines of communication open...so important! You deserve many kudos for focusing on the important.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are so blessed to have you.

April said...

Wait...you mean you don't have perfect kids like mine? Shocker!;) I agree with the others...your kids are lucky to have you as their mama!

Annemarie said...

What an awesome post.your kids are pretty lucky
My kids are pretty neat-o as well.

Tara R. said...

This was absolutely perfect. Your kids are so very lucky to have you as their mom.

Amy said...

You're such a good mama. And you have such a good outlook on life!

Kris said...

I love this post. You get straight to the heart of what being a mom is all about.

Brandy@YDK said...

great post. i love it and it's so right.

Adrienne said...

I loved this post! Period! :)

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I love to read posts like this. So few people speak positively about their kids. I just plain get tired of people always complaining about how rotten their kids are - after all, they are the ones raising them, so they have to bear some of the responsibility.

Me, I prefer to talk about how crazy I am about my guys and all the cool things they are involved in - Scouts, youth group, dating nice girls, etc. Makes for a much more pleasant conversation, I think. Do they drive me crazy sometimes? Sure, all kids do that, but there's a lot more good than bad in our relationship and that's what I'm after.

kristi said...

I love this post!