The most important thing to understand before we make the decision to become parents is that our children are NOT ours. They do not belong to us, we do not own their lives, they will be born as their own person and not what we want or expect them to be. They will have their own needs and desires and they will most certainly inconvenience us. Too many people see parenting as ownership and superiority over their child. Instead it is a privilege that our child has come through us and it's an honour that we get to enjoy with them, laugh with them, play with them and even cry with them. It's not a bad thing if our child turns out to be completely different to us - in fact its great when parents find the courage not to limit their children into being like them and instead celebrate their individuality.
My business as a mother is not to 'raise' my son, but to protect him from the influences that may cause him harm and to provide a safe and loving environment and to love and accept him totally for who he is without any expectations or desires of who I 'want' him to be.
~Mother’s love.~ I’m his mama. Thin, fat, short or tall, they love us no matter what we look like; because we love them & they love us unconditionally. My teenager has packet all his stuff & he’s ready for his little adventure. Last year, when he went away to his first Sea Cadets camp, I found it really hard. I missed him so much! He’d never been away from us for a whole week before. I worried so much & his little brother missed him terribly. I cleaned his room out & bought him some new bedding. One evening my husband actually found me sniffing our son’s pillow. 😆 Yes, yes, I know, it’s crazy! But I really missed him. He’s my first baby & forever will be. Argh! I’ll be a nervous wreck this week! Love this big boy so much xxxxx #myboy#myson#myfirstborn#momlife#mumlife#mama#mummy#mommy#mom#mum#maman#motherhood#motherandson#love#myfamily#momofboys#mumofboys#boymom#boymum#parenthood#parenting#motherslove#mother