Becoming a mom is usually something no one is ever ready for. You bring life into the world whether you’re ready or not. You made a human that will rely on you for the rest of your life. How do you know if you’re a great mom though?
Some Moms are great and will always be your lifeline, your go-to person while others, you swear you will never be like. Whichever one you get, you have the right to control how you “mom”. There’s no handbook for this, you just hope and pray you turn-out alright.
5 Reasons You’re a Great Mom
- Your children confide in you no matter how hard the subject
From relationship break-ups to fights, your children will openly talk to you. No one’s perfect, which is something you’ll have to explain to them forever.
- All you have to do is give them the “look” and they know you mean business.
We all know when a household has both parents, which one means business. Mother’s tend to be the nurturer but don’t let that saying fool you. You know you’re a great mom when nothing needs to be said, but you give the look and they know they’re walking on the edge so they better put themselves in check. No matter how old they get, they always ask for permission first. At the end of the day, they’re just looking for your approval.
- Your children share their happiest moments with you
That test they just aced they’re waiting to tell you. That funny moment that happened while they were out, they can’t wait to share it with you so you can both laugh at it. They thank you for each meal you provide, each time you have a meal together will create moments for them to remember.
- Your children share their worst moments with you
Relationship break-ups are never easy to an adult or child and all you can do is talk about it. Someone’s being mean to them, someone they value doesn’t value them as much, it’s all sad and hard but they share them openly with you. They run to you when they’re scared and ask for advice.
- You’ve kept them alive
Probably the number one reason why you’re a great mom is that you’ve kept them alive! Remember when they were just born, so tiny and fragile. I recall having nightmares of dropping my little ones, whew, and as the years go on, they are still in one piece. Yes, you’re doing it right. You feed them, bathe them, and provide a home. One day, they’ll understand how valuable life is and glad you were a great mom.
My children are 11 years apart and no matter the age difference, one being a girl and other a boy, and one with special needs and the other not, I have to say it’s been quite the roller coaster. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat no questions asked.
I’ve become a Google expert, healer, researcher, teacher, and advocate. It doesn’t get easier with the worries or anxiety of “what ifs”. Even if you didn’t have the great Mom, you can be the great Mom and change the cycle.
Wishing all the Moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!