"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. What kind of inner voice will you give to your children?"
This quote came across my friend's facebook page yesterday. More and more this pregnancy and impending baby feels real and of course my thoughts wander to what it will be like to be a mom. For the first time throughout the past 5 months I feel myself really, really excited about the prospect.
Of course hanging out with this sweet girl always helps!
|Babysitting Baby Elise|
When I see commercials on TV with moms or hang out with my mom friends I begin to get excited about the future, the small experiences that come with being a mom. I know you moms out there will chuckle and scoff, but a commercial involving a mom at the grocery store with her kids made me smile and excited. I realize the reality of that scenario is not so glamorous!
But of course I am scared out of my wits. While so excited, so fearful! There are so many things I could do to "mess up this baby." I think about my anger or my temper and I know that I really want to be emotionally stable and strong as a mom. I think about how I want my child to be raised and what values I want to instill as most important: God, love, kindness. And then I realize those values need to be most important in my life if I want to be a living example to my child. Motherhood is so much to take on. I know that I will make mistakes, but I really don't want to!
What values are most important to you?