How I believe anyone can be the “Best Mom”
We had grandma Gigi in town this past week. As attachment parents, having someone around that you know loves your kids the same way you do is kinda like getting a break. Marin and I have never tried the sitter thing, not because we think it’s wrong or bad, we just have some minor trust and control issues 😉
Watching my mom play with the kids however, made me realize how amazing of a parent she truly was and is still. Her patience, openness, and 100% devotion to the moment with the girls, were nothing short of inspiring.
I grew up under the fortunate circumstance of having a stay at home mother who wanted nothing more in life than to be just that. Her purpose, motivation, and joy was to nurture her boys. Only now can I fully appreciate the pure love she unthinkingly gave to me and my brother.
I don’t want to put down modern society, culture, or way of life, but I will emphasize how incredibly powerful an effect her love has had on my life, and how valuable I feel that kind of love is to the world, especially now. You see, she gave me more than just time with her loving attention, more than motivation with her supportive belief, and more than simple health with her nurturing. What I received, learned, was ingrained with through her mothering was a belief that life is good! Situations could be rough, but life could be fun! People might lie, steal, and cheat, but they couldn’t take away my belief that love was more valuable than all the rest.
Her actions made me feel secure, a truly valuable quality. With security, one can approach life openly with understanding, think and act independently of others’ beliefs, and love freely. Simply put, one can live without fear and that is Living! Can you imagine a world raised with that mindset?
My mom fulfilled what every mother wants for her children,and I believe every mom can. We may not all have the time she had with her boys, but giving the way she gave, with whatever time you do have, is enough to show any child the truth about life. It’s Goooood.
Think about it…