Over the weekend I read a really great post about Tori Spelling sharing how her kids don’t get excited about their first recital like we as moms do (when they don’t realize how momentous the occasion really is), so she called it a Mommy Milestones, because that’s what it really is. This made me think about how there are so many mommy milestones in my life, and how they relate to me as a mother.
In other words, how they show me that I am enough.
Because let’s face it. Parenting isn’t easy. I found this floating around on Facebook and I think it sums it up well:
This is so true too. It is so rewarding yet so very frustrating at the same time.
If I am constantly critical of myself and my parenting decisions, how can I ever see myself as being enough?
It’s awfully hard.
But reading that post this weekend? It got those old wheels turning in my head, shaking off the rust and cranking in complaints at first, then chugging along at full speed.
I realized that every “mommy milestone” I can look back on is proof that I am enough. Sure, I’ll make mistakes, but that’s part of what parenting is about. And it’s okay.
Because at the end, when you look back, you can see the milestones, and they are bigger and better than any mistakes.