Daily Archives: November 9, 2012
Currently, in just my small corner of the world there is a Mom who is watching her Mom make her transition to heaven. There is a Mom who took on one more volunteer position so the world can become aware of the heart condition that affects her son. There is a Mom that is watching her newborn suffer in the hospital, while her mom-in-law holds vigil to keep them together. There are numerous Moms without electrical power trying their best to keep life normal. There is a Mom who is in alcohol rehab to become a better Mom. There is a Mom going through chemotherapy. There are two Moms who struggle and fight for acceptance of their autistic sons, while praying they find their place in this world. There is someone desperately missing her Mom. Then there is my Mom, who is living it up on a cruise, and upon her return will undergo pretty intricate surgery.
I have never had the privilege of being a Mom, and I am all good with that decision of God’s for numerous reasons. But I love Moms and I am continually fascinated by their tremendous capacity to love, to teach, to listen, to juggle, to nurture and to give selflessly of their time. This last one is a killer. What I have noticed in my practice and in my life, is that all of you EXCEL at the things mentioned above, but find it difficult, if not impossible to identify what you need, let alone ask for it. As a life coach, I can come up with specific exercises that might help with this. Such as:
- To find five (5) minutes a day to pause in the stillness and attempt to identify a need that is currently not being met;
- If you are struggling with your vision for your child, take a deep breath and attempt to allow and accept that it is ok to feel that way.
- Grab that book that you have been dying to read, and actually read it.
And I hear you all right now saying “Yeah right!” and you are right! While the suggestions are legitimate the execution may be impossible! So I turn the rest of this blog over to you Moms. If you have an idea, a technique, a recommendation or an exercise to assist Moms to get their needs identified and met, please share here. The information is invaluable but the connection is power.
You know how I am about my music. Kate Earl has a song out titled “One Woman Army”. It is a tremendously moving song that summarizes all the Mom’s I know, especially mine.
With respect and awe,