Being responsible for another human being is a daunting task and even those who prepare for this experience quickly learn that NOTHING truly prepares you for being a parent. The beauty in this is that we are not alone... and I hope that I can create a community where parents can openly share their experiences and we can grow and support each other through this very stressful but extremely gratifying journey.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
"The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way."- Diane Arbus
I believe this quote sums up parenting. Although there are a lot of books out there from so-called experts, I am convinced that every child is different and so is every parent. One person's hang-ups wont be the same as someone else. I think the biggest thing I have learned through my experiences and that of my friends is that your feelings are valid and okay. It's okay that you don't love parenting everyday. It's a really hard job if you want to be a good one. Sometimes you will feel like a failure, that good ole mommy guilt, but then there will be days when your child says you are their best friend. Anything worth having wont be easy and being a mother is definitely the best gift I've ever received. So I am going to embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly and keep feeling my way through this journey.