Questions and Memories
This day of renewal is being celebrated by many, in different ways, but renewal is the theme. As I think about parenting, which was my life for almost two decades, I have so many thoughts, questions, and memories. This seems to answer some of the questions, but I still long for those sweet days of young children, especially on holidays. Wishing you all peace, renewal and knowing that you are enough...and that love is always the answer.
“Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our children. Learning together to live well in an imperfect world, loving each other despite or even because of our imperfections, and growing as humans while we grow our little humans, those are the goals of gentle parenting. So don’t ask yourself at the end of the day if you did everything right. Ask yourself what you learned and how well you loved, then grow from your answer. That is perfect parenting.” L.R. Knost - The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline, 2013.
Elin Danielson-Gambogi - Maternity, 1893.