Having children was like a ‘tick the box’ agenda for me. You know, something you should do once you get married . I was so sure of my life plan that I knew I needed to be ‘done’ with having kids by 30. This would enable me to kick start my career and give me enough time to work out, look good enough to be confused as their ‘older sister’ when they get to their teens..HAHA
I didn’t really understand the weight that came with this miracle of child bearing. It is not as obvious as it may appear to be. Those who have gone through the struggle of trying to have a child understand the pain that comes with this. I wouldn’t know exactly what they feel, but being in a situation where I almost lost my first daughter at birth, I can highly relate.
Isn’t it amazing how we see in others what we cannot see in ourselves?
The mind is a powerful tool. It can make you believe you are the your own worst enemy, yet if consistently filled with positive thoughts, it can be your most powerful tool.
The true measure of a powerful mind is not by what you know but what you do with what you know..
My family holds monthly ‘merry go round’ meetings where we do amazing potlucks, give status quo of the previous month and un-apologetically howl with laughter through out the day ; A tradition that started even before any of my siblings or I had any kids. Initially we resented the fact that we had to wake up on Sunday morning’s in turn, make breakfast and make it on time for the 9am church service. However as we grew out into our own families, we looked forward to it, especially the sibling teasing. We have a sick sense of humour, which mostly accounted to me growing my somewhat thick skin, thanks dear brothers 🙂