So often I am so incredibly hard on myself and the job I am doing as a mother. (I am pretty sure all Mom's do this!)I know I don't stop what I am doing and just "play" enough. I lose my patience more often then I would like to admit. I am tired and cranky at the end of the day, etc, etc, etc. But as I watched Alex this week push himself through being exhausted and not feeling well, I was so incredibly proud (as I often am) of the way he conducted himself. As I picked Maddy up each day from the nursery, exhausted, but smiling...I realized...My kids both choose joy on a daily basis. They are kind to others. They are polite. They are helpful.
So I may not be doing this Mom thing perfectly, but if I can continue to raise two kids who are good kids and who can find the positive in every situation then I am doing okay!