5 days ago
How is your self-image? This is something I think about often. Motherhood has changed me in so many ways. Not just my body... my heart. My personality. My fears. I laid in bed last night thinking about this and decided that no matter how broken, tired and exhausted we might feel, at one point we were that spark, that excitement, that joy that we brought to our mother when she found out we were coming. We have been our mother’s precious waterford (or Swarovski, if you will) crystal since the day we were born. Remember once breaking that exact crystal vase of our mother’s while playing too rough in the house? Remember gluing it together, piece by piece? Remember the fear we had that our mother would be upset it got broken? Well, that’s just it! We are the real vase— no matter how broken, worn, or glued back together we are. We are our morher’s favorite gift, not the actual vase. We should treat ourselves and how we view ourselves as carefully and lovingly as we do that vase. No matter how down we are about ourselves, always remember that each and every one of us is the real gift. The true miracle. And we should celebrate our “flaws” as we would a precious diamond. 💎 I hope, if nothing else, I teach my children that they are my most prized possessions and they should treat themselves with as much respect and admiration as I do.