Tuesday, February 4, 2014

my teachers

After commenting on Jodi's very relatable post last night I awoke this morning with a realisation.

My final words of advice to her were, "Remember they chose you to be their Mum. You are everything they need right now." 


But this was an incomplete thought, for this is also true: "Remember you chose them to be your children. They are everything you need right now." 

In amongst meals, nappies, carpooling and lessons I sometimes lose sight of the fact that I need my children as much as they need me. That they teach me as much as I teach them. Each and every day my personalised lesson plans unfold and are presented to me in colourful, unique and often challenging ways. 

Need a dose of patience, Mama? 
I 've just created a crayon masterpiece on this wall.

Need to work on forgiveness and letting go, Mama? 
Watch me punch my big brother and then three minutes later we'll both forget the whole thing and bounce joyfully together on the trampoline laughing and giggling.

Need to work on being in the present moment, Mama? 
Watch us so intensely focused on our play that we lose all sense of time and place. 

Need some positive inspiration, Mama? 
Watch me start all over again on the block castle I so meticulously built after my baby sister has just knocked it down. 

Think you can predict the future and control it? 
Think again. Today I' will wake up from my nap an hour earlier than usual! 

I lead my children through our days so that they may become the people they were destined to be. And they guide me through mine so that I may become who I am destined to be. 


Hand in hand we are on this journey together. 

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful. And a very poignant reminder for me today. Thanks.

Emma Elliott said...

Lovely heart warming so true post thanks xxxx

nakita said...

Beautiful :) your posts seem to come to me lately just when Im struggling and really need them. They help me refocus and remember what is important and my "truth" as a mumma. Thank you x

freckles said...

This is just what i needed, i have a 16 month old that doesn't believe in sleep and sometimes i need reminding about how special our relationship is & how much we need each other.

freckles said...

This is just what i needed, i have a 16 month old that doesn't believe in sleep and sometimes i need reminding about how special our relationship is & how much we need each other.

Audrey said...

Perfect - exactly what I needed to hear tonight. Thank you.

raquel aristhene said...

with tears down my face I say wow!! beautiful words of wisdom that we all need reminder of. thank you beautiful soul.

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