As Valentine’s Day approaches and we are making plans for that dinner, movie or scheduling reservations for those spa days, I can’t help but think about my daughters. I am the mother of two young girls, and it is a daily struggle to set a positive “Positive Body and Mind” example for them. Mothers go through so much physically and emotionally every minute of every day. I don’t know about you, but most days by the time I put the girls to bed and I look at myself in the mirror, it’s difficult for me to find the positive in myself. I have to remember to build myself up and trust myself.
The real question is: How do I do this for my children?
My spunky, energetic, intuitive, beautiful baby girls! They are my everything, but I am Just Mom. Someday, much sooner than I would like, I know that their friend’s , boyfriend’s , girlfriend’s opinions are going to matter way more than mine does and it is important that I help them build that self esteem before they meet these people.
Are they going to get their hearts broken? Yes. Feelings hurt? You bet. Will they be able to cope and move on? Absolutely. Being a woman in this modern world is tough, but I can’t imagine how it’s going to be ten or fifteen years down the road. It is our job to build them up and for them to believe, without a doubt, that Mom is always there for them. They are our babies. They are beautiful inside and out, they are smart and can conquer the world. And they will, you just watch.
I know this because I am Mom. Someday I will be just mom. Today is not that day.