Author: Strong Moms
I read this parenting manifesto in Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly! I loved it so much, that I recorded it in my own voice, and I listen to it everyday as part of my affirmations to remind myself of the kind of mother I’m working hard to be! As I was listening to it this morning, I felt inspired to share it with you.
Being knee-deep in poopy diapers was not exactly my dream job…but I can look back on my 34 years of being a parent and see how selfishness has been squeezed out of me, how patience has increased many times over from those early days, how my abilities to deal with melt-downs and all manner of come-aparts have grown, and how I found God in the trenches.
The evening I forced myself out of my house rather than vegging, my run ended with such a magnificent sunset. Instead of crying tears of frustration, my heart felt full of joy to see such a sight. Running seems to shake off the dust and nonsense from my thoughts. It’s much harder to feel overwhelmed and sorry for myself when I’m enjoying the magnificent world and body to experience it all.