I have and will always say that being a parent is the hardest job I have ever done or will ever do. It requires selflessness, communication, patience, compromise, unconditional love and strength. There are nights that I look back at how my day went with my girls, and I just would WISH I had done things DIFFERENTLY. Maybe be not so quick to raise my voice. Listened more. Been more patient. Treated my 4 year old as a 4 year old, NOT an adult. And at the same time, let my kids be kids. I always second guess my job as a mother. Am I good enough? Am I doing everything right? Do I encourage them enough? Do they know on a daily basis how much I truly LOVE them from the bottom of my heart, and would give my life for them? How can I do things differently tomorrow than I did today? People say, being a mother is a 'thankless' job. A church out of Charlotte, NC put together this video. They created it for Mother's Day. After watching, you realize as a parent, a mom, how hard we can truly be on ourselves. We want so badly to be everything our child needs, but not knowing at all if we are or what that is. We focus on on faults and not necessarily our strengths. We don't really take the time to think about how our own children see US as parents. Seeing how you are perceived thru your child's eyes, can be extremely eye opening as it is in this video. Being a mother is a thankless job? I think after they watched what their children had to say about them, they would reconsider that.
"Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own. To teach the hard lessons. To do the right thing, even when you're not sure what the right thing is. And to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong."