Sun, May 13, 2012
Before I was a mom I assumed parents only stopped to think about what they wanted for their children on special days.
I presumed on birthdays or graduations parents might ponder what kind of life they hoped their child would lead. Day-to-day, however, I erroneously assumed this concept was not in the forefront of parents’ minds.
Now that I’m a mom I realize the exact opposite is true.
Not a day goes by where I don’t play with my daughter and wonder how her life will unfold. Not a 24 hour period passes where I don’t think, at least once, of all the many things I hope she will experience.
With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching (because really. we all know Im writing this saturday night) I’ve spent time thinking about what I wish for my daughter both this year and beyond.
And, as much as I like to think we’re completely quirky and unique around here, I’d bet many of you have the same hopes for the little people in your lives.**
I hope you never lose your sense of joy. I smile at how you greet each morning exuding excitement over what lies ahead. I adore how you enter new situations expecting the best and knowing it will come to you. I love how the tiniest of experiences puts a smile on your face. I wish you never let this go.
I hope you remain unapologetically yourself. Each time I watch your inimitable kindergarten swagger I make a wish you never shed this confidence. I hope you always possess the inner strength to be completely who you are. I wish you to remember (and live): Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I hope you always know you’re enough…in this very moment and in all the moments which are to come. You will change and grow as you mature, but I wish you always to remember you are enough just by virtue of being you.
I hope you can find answers in the stillness. I wish you to maintain your sense of curiosity about the world. I wish you to travel and experience all you long to. I want you to read and learn and meet new people and share ideas. I wish you to remember, when all the external stuff falls away, everything you need is already within you.
What do you wish for the little people in your life on this Mother’s Day?
Have you ever stopped to ponder what your mother/mother figure wished for you?
(I know Sundays are where posts go to die—but I couldnt let today pass without
forcing my words upon you sharing my thoughts.)
**I’m a firm believer we have the ability and opportunity to mother in myriad capacities. Role models, teachers, aunt, step-moms, babysitters etc. all “mother” and possess hopes & dreams for these loved ones, too.