Interesting.So while I usually think they needed a softer mom, maybe they really need me, because I'm not a softie and I'll stick it out!
Monday, April 30, 2012
It's my husband's turn to mourn our "what could have been" ideas today but in our discussion today he had a good insight. We always wonder why WE ended up with kids who need loving non-sarcastic patient compassionate parents (none of which fit us). I
yet again said why couldn't they get someone like _____ [insert that compassionate patient mom you know] who would feel normal doing this? He said maybe she couldn't handle it BECAUSE she is those things. Maybe she couldn't handle the rejection like we can. Maybe it takes a parent whose heart is just hard enough to withstand it.
Maybe Definitely I'm not the perfect mom that will be all they need to heal quickly, but maybe I am the perfect mom to stick it out and try mostly in vain but never give up so they can heal slowly.