In keeping with my IWSG post from last week about finding balance, I realized something about myself. I sometimes beat myself up about the kind of mother I am versus the type of mother I want to be. Especially in the last few months with the recent shift in my focus. What was once 24 hour access to mom has become mom needs time to write as well as be a mom.
The house isn't perfect.
The laundry isn't always done.
I don't take my kids to the park like I used to.
I don't play games with them as much as I'd like.
I could easily list all the things I'm NOT doing, but then I realized something. No matter what I may be doing WRONG, there is one thing I'm doing RIGHT.
I am always here.
When they get home from school, I am here.
When they need a snack, I am here.
When they need help with their homework, I am here.
When they have a meltdown because life is too overwhelming, I am here.
When they need help with a new piano piece, I am here.
If they need encouragement, a hug, a talk, a reminder, a boo-boo kisser, or even a time-out, I am here.
In the end, isn't that all that REALLY matters?