I always knew I wanted to be a mom, even at a young age. Everyone tells me that I’ve always had a strong motherly side to me. However, that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t terrified when the time actually came and I found out I was pregnant. Sure, I was excited beyond all words, but there was a side to me that was terrified as well. My life changed the moment I found out though. Everything I did was for her.
The moment she was placed in my arms was the best moment of my life. It’s unlike any other. It was magical and the rest of the world around me just disappeared. It was her and I against the world. Sure, I’m a good mom. However, I never considered myself to be great. I often compare myself to others and feel like I’m not good enough. I’ll see other moms and wonder how in the world they make it look so easy and still look flawless.
It’s taken quite some time for me to be comfortable as a parent. Not that you can ever get too comfortable, but to set in and really take it as it is. To accept the good and the bed. To know that I’ll have great days and to know that some days will be bad. I started by not comparing myself to other moms. We all have our strengths and honestly, you never know what someone else is hiding from the rest of the world.
I’ve learned to compliment other moms. We all need an extra boost in confidence from time to time. Besides, Who doesn’t like to know that someone else noticed them.
I’ve learned that children are individual and unique in their own ways. Your way of parenting may not be my preferred style or the way that works best for my child. That’s totally okay and normal. We can all learn from each other though.
I’ve had to learn how to balance things. Some days, I do my best “mom work” in sweats and a tee. Some days I’m all about makeup and a dress. This is something I still struggle with because life can be crazy insane, but I take it one day at a time. I learn to accept the days when I haven’t done laundry because I’ve been too busy finger painting or the days when we grab food on the go because hide and go seek lasted much longer than it should have. Balance is the key to everything!
I’ve learned that protecting my child is far more important than the picture perfect parent that everyone dreams to be. Yes, I had that dream. However, I felt like I could never live up to it and the harder I tried the more I failed. It was a never ending cycle that I had to break. Parenting my child is different that parenting your child. Protecting my child may look different than protecting your child. I’m here for skinned knees, bruises, etc. However, I’m also here for when life gets hard and she needs advice, someone to talk to about her bad dreams, someone to guide her and remind her of the positive, or just a friendly smile to remind her that all will be okay. Protecting your child comes in so many different forms, it can be hard to recognize sometimes.
Take time to soak it all in, learn from it, and move forward. Parenting is hard work, but it’s also rewarding. From a newbord grasping on to your finger to graduation. It’s all a ride that is rewarding, joyful, and unique. Give your all and let that be enough! You can only be the best parent that you can be- and that’s enough!
Speaking of learning to be the best parent you can and protecting your little ones, have you heard about WRAITH? It’s a new movie that is set to release on May 8, 2018.
Wraith (rāth) noun: a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen after, or shortly before, their death.
Something’s very wrong in the Lukens’ house. After living uneventfully for years in their historic home, the Lukens family have somehow awakened a ghostly presence. Who is this frightening spirit and why won’t it leave their 14 year-old daughter, Lucy, alone?
Everything changed when Dennis and Katie Lukens discovered they were pregnant again. Expecting in your 40’s is always high-risk and dangerous, so when the Lukens decide all options are on the table – including termination – the unexpected starts to happen. Sinister forces are now conspiring against the family. But is this eerie, wraith-like spirit actually trying to haunt them…or help them?
Wraith is available on all VOD platforms and Blu-ray/DVD May 8, 2018.