Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Way to Start a Day

"A morning needs to be sung to.
A new day needs to be honored."
- Byrd Baylor
(The Way to Start a Day)

There are times when I doubt myself, when I feel like I suck at mamahood! Those moments when my buttons are pushed or I'm exhausted or, more likely, a combination of both and I respond with less grace than I would have liked to. Do you have these moments too?

(How do these wee little people know us so well? Is it because they come from within us?)

I'm hoping that my flawed humanness, teaches my son that it's ok to make mistakes and that he doesn't have to live up to some unattainable image of perfection. He is loved, accepted, respected just as he is...his whole self...unconditionally!

Or is that what he is teaching me?

"Satch, I'm sorry I raised my voice before"

"Mmhmm...and I sorry I yelled."

"You yelled? When, Satch?"

"In da car and you said, 'SATCHEL'.... I sorry 'bout it"

"Oh yeah, I remember now...we all make mistakes, don't we!"

"Yes!...and Mama?"


"You a good woman."

"Thanks Satch and you're a good boy, I love you."

"I love you too, mama"

Have a good weekend


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posted by Wendy at 5:46 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you a good woman...that just kills me. He's so cute!! And I love that he's aware enough to apologise for yelling off the top of his own head.

8:43 PM  
Blogger RocketMom said...

I have moments like that every day. I try to celebrate the times when I keep my cool.

Beautiful words from your little teacher.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His eyes are open.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Veronica TM said...

that moment...that dialog...the most special.

have a wonderful mother's day, wendy! as wonderful as you are.

6:56 PM  
Blogger jessamyn said...

be still my heart. this is beauty. i think you are both doing a marvelous job.

8:31 PM  

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