I had a great talk with my mom tonight. She is such a stong woman and she has been through so much. I just really appreciate her and I think I take her for granted too often.
We were talking about Judah and what a joyful spirit he has. I said that I just want to be the best mom to him possible because he deserves the very best in the world but, I don't always know how to do that. My mom gave me some great advice. She said to always be someone he can count on, no matter what. Always be reliable to him. Be the kind of person that says what you mean, and mean what you say. Always follow through. Never let him down.
Now, this doesn't mean that he can't see that I have hard days or that I have faults. He will see me have hard times and he will see me mess up. But, I need to try and always be the #1 person he can count on.
I just think this is such great advice for so many different levels. When it comes to discipline or rules, I don't want to be a push over. I want to be the kind of mom that says something and then follows through. I want my children to be confident in the boundaries that are established for them and be confident in who they are. I also want them to always know that they can count on me. The world is going to let them down many times but, I want Judah to always know that he can come to me, no matter what.
I am so thankful for my mom and for her kind spirit. She is not the kind of mother that is just constantly dishing out advice but, when she is asked or when she has the right thing to say, she can be very wise.