Its not easy being a mom. Trying to balance everything else without losing touch of who your child is and who they are growing up to be.
Many parents feel they know exactly who their child is. As a mom of a pre-teen I am realizing that there is a moment where you start to see them shift as they adapt to new surroundings (middle school, high school, teams and groups). Then you start to hear them say things you would NEVER in a million years expect to hear them say. You find yourself having to pull closer to their close friends because you want to stay in the loop of what's going on. Their hormones are raging. Some days they are mad at the world. You fall to your knees and ask GOD to please return your REAL child to you and take away this Alien cocoon that is sleeping in your kids bed. LOL. You ask yourself: "Was I ever like this growing up?". Most times we lie to ourselves and say we weren't, but for me I can clearly remember the exact time in my childhood when I went through what my son is going through right now. Those years were terrible!
Some days i ask myself: "Am I putting him under too much pressure? 2 sports, training camps, learning programs, regular school, chores, plus expecting him to get enough rest and function". But then i say to myself: "It can be done!".
I truly love my son with all my heart and soul. And one of the quotes i have come to love is that your "Your Children will either hate you now or hate you later". They will either say "ohh mom you are stressing me too much, i'm just a kid, let me have fun!" OR in 20 years they will say "Ohh Mom, you messed up my life. You didnt push me enough. I could have been so much more than what i am right now". Well for me I would prefer for my son to be a little annoyed with me right now than completely filled with rage & regret towards me during his adulthood.
Today I am just asking GOD to give me the strength to continue to be the best mom I can be. To give me the strength to be a tower of fortitude for other Moms who reach out to me for support. To give me the wisdom and discernment to continue to see the glass as half full. Knowing that all this crazy hoopla is nothing more than ... "The Teenage Years!"
If you have crazy stories of your kids going through the teenage years or how you made it through, please share them with me. I would love to hear about it.
You can also join a group of really awesome parents who are working hard like you to be the best they can be. Visit www.realteammoms.com
Make it a Blessed, Colorful Day!!With all my love,