I saw a video on You Tube the other day with Jim Carrey that touched my mother-heart. He was talking about how his path of comedy served a higher purpose - to relieve suffering. He spoke about his mother, whom apparently suffered from depression and he said that he wanted her to believe that, "Her life was worth something because she gave birth to someone who was worth something..."
I saw her from his eyes in that moment and tears stung mine. Imagine, being that child... he must have had an incredible sense of self-worth from a very young age. Imagine your own child feeling that way? If you've ever been depressed and wondered if anything really mattered... Everything matters about you to your children no matter how young or old they are.
Motherhood and the domesticity of it can be overwhelming. To maintain balance is our goal. To keep our eyes on our higher purpose as mothers is vital to our own well-being. We're raising real people here, hopefully great ones! So vent once in a while if it helps (it did help me - read Domesticity Sucks!) and then let your heart fill up with love for your children.
|One of those moments that makes it all worth it! |
Sweet Rose discovered my nose! (2006)
(FYI: Self-care includes avoiding the pile of laundry on your bed so that you can blog instead ;)
Have a happy week!