Birthdays are a wonderful thing because they are a time of reflection. In the case of a child’s birthday, it is a time not only to reflect on your child but also you as you raise that little person.
My daughter is one amazing girl — better than I will ever be. Maybe her wonderfulness is due partly because of me … but I suspect it’s mostly in spite of me.
That’s the wonderful blessing of being a mom — if you do it right.
Day in and day out dealings with my growing children cause me to really see myself. It’s almost as if those little souls daily hold up mirrors that expose worse-than-deepening wrinkles and graying hair; those mirrors reflect the best and worst of the inner me.
I’m guest posting on the Family Matters blog today. Will you join me there to read the rest?