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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am humbled

I must say thank you to all of you that commented on yesterdays post. I don’t feel so alone anymore in my fears and concerns. Thank you for reminding me of why I love this blogging community so much.

This parenting gig gets a little over whelming sometimes. Every once in awhile I forget what I know. I forget the roads that I have walked and all that I have learned. I start to doubt myself and question. I get down on myself. Even though I know I have done a lot of good things in my parenting, I have done a good share of screwing up too. And when I come to some cross road in parenting, I begin to doubt myself and instantly my mind is taken to the screw up moments. That is what I was starting to do and then bam…I read this post by my youngest daughter at Unexpected Surprises. Wow.

It humbles me beyond words. Thank you my dear sweet daughter.

Then this morning, I read this post “By the Book” by my good wise friend Boogie at View from the Fairway. His words of wisdom were what my soul needed to read this morning. Thank you Boogie!

I am constantly humbled on this parenting journey. The good, the bad and the ugly of this parenting gig can kick my ass some days. But, most of the time, I have the time of my life. It is the most wonderful kickass gig I’ve ever done…and will probably ever get to do…well besides being a grandma!

Thank you again, for the wonderful encouragement and support! XXOO


Busy Bee Suz said...

I think you are the only one who ever doubted your mad Mama skills.
I read both of those posts...and you are right, they are both wonderful.
I can only hope that my girls grow up as great as your kids and still appreciate me. I think they I do my Mom.

Nezzy said...

WoW. you've taken on a precious task at this point of your life. This Ozark farm chick can certainly understand how you could be overwhelmed and knocked right out of your boots. Hang in there, God always gives you strength when ya'll need it the most.

I'm so glad I popped in and have the best day filled with blessings!!!

Brian Miller said...

parenting is not for the faint of heart...there have been many times i have wondered if i knew what i was doing...just add a lot of love and hugs along the to check out the links!

Buckeroomama said...

That was such a sweet, sweet note from your daughter to you. What a precious gift. Now there's validation if you ever need any. :)

The other post by your friend? So wise. It would take every ounce of conscious will for me not to turn to parenting books (and I have), but reading what he wrote made me feel so much better about all those times when I don't do what the parenting books say I should do.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Jan said...

I commented today on Psuedo's blog that teachers should automatically become saints. I think that also goes for grandparents who raise their grandchildren.

You are a very, very special woman, Lori.

Bogey said...

Lori, I think what your daughter wrote was all the encouragement that you will ever need in those times of doubt. You may want to print it, frame it and hang it prominently somewhere in your home. And, everytime doubt begins to creep into your brain waves, give it a quick read and remind yourself of what an inspiration you are! Cheers girl!

mommytoalot said...

I really believe though that parenting again can be challenging, however you are doing fantastic. I sure wish there were more grandparents who would step up to the plate. It certainly would lessen our children in care.
Lovely post from your daughter.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

It does kick your ass and it's exhausting but oh so rewarding and you're doing such a great job of it. If you could see yourself as others do, you would be amazed.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"I am constantly humbled on this parenting journey."

So glad to know I'm not the only one!

Joanna Jenkins said...

You're doing great. Hang in there.