Friday, May 7, 2010
The Mom in Me!
A dear bloggy friend, Jen, has issued women quite the challenge. What is one weakness you have when it comes to mothering (only one)? And now that you've identified it, how are you going to improve? My "mothering" days are pretty much fini; but it's easy to nail a weakness and thankfully Jen is only asking for ONE! So I'd have to say it was the fact that I was not consistent. Oh, I'd be strong "in the moment" and know that I know that I know....and then, after getting run down by THE most insistent children on earth, I'd cave. It's hard to admit it. Yet rather cathartic. (Thanks, Jen!). I pray I use my (new-found) wisdom if/when grandchildren enter the picture. Part II: What is one of your strengths? Feel free to brag yourself up, either seriously or with humor. That I lived to tell about it. I kid you not. If you're a reader of this blog; you know what I'm talking about...And so my strength is flexibility, rolling with the punches; pulling my bootstraps up, gettin' on with life and not holding grudges. As my sister-in-law has told me many times: "God gave you these boys. YOU! No one else can parent them." There were many a time when I thought they might do me in in. But as Gloria Gaynor shouts at the top of her lungs: "I WILL SURVIVE!" (with a little help from my friends, and the good Lord above!). And I count it all as a privilege.