What does courage mean to me? Well, that’s an easy question. It means trusting myself as a mother. Let me explain.
Being a mother is scary business. I mean, I’m responsible for this little life. Sure, I’m not along. I have a wonderful husband how is a terrific father. In fact, he’s a much better father than I could ever be. And I’m surrounded by wonderful family.
It takes a village after all.
But, I’m with my son all day long. 24 hours a day, most days. It’s pretty safe to say that I’m the biggest influence in his life right now. Man, is that a scary thought.
But through trial and error, experience (yes, all 2 years of it), growing and working through my insecurities, I’ve found the courage to trust myself as his mother. I’ve found strength to believe in my maternal instinct. I’ve found the will power to do what is right. The humility to ask for help. The confidence to follow what I believe is right. And the common sense to run to my mom when I’m out of ideas (thanks for being such a great mother, and Happy one-day late Mother’s day!)
Don’t get me wrong, I second guess myself every step of the way. That will never change. But it pushes me to strive to be the best that I can be. To learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of others. It gives me the strength to continue forward, knowing that I have people in my life who love and support me. And who can help me pick up the pieces when I mess up.
In my book, is a brave and courageous thing. What ways are you courageous in your life?
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