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Valentine’s day never worked out for me. I always walked around school hoping my secret admirer would pop out from behind the bushes and ask that oh so special question.
Will you be my Valentine?
They would be carrying a bouquet of balloons and a teddy bear with a “Be My Valentine” heart. That never happened. However, I learned that I was simply waiting on my perfect Valentine. The best Valentine I could ever ask for!
Four years ago, on that most wonderful day, my first daughter was born. She has been more than I could ever ask for. She has taught me so much in the four short years she has been here. She has also loved me throughout those years.
She has loved me at my best.
She has loved me even at my worst.
She has loved me even when I yelled at her to do something she was already doing and I just didn’t know it because I was so busy yelling at her from another room.
Yea, I’m far from perfect, but she doesn’t care. She stills loves me.
That is what she has taught me. That I can be so much less than perfect but still be more than worthy of love. I still deserve happiness.
We all do. Somewhere along the way, we loose ourselves in this mom thing. We put too much pressure on us to be perfect all the time. We have to do it all and do it perfectly or we aren’t doing our jobs as loving mothers.
We need to come back to love. We need to learn to love ourselves the same way we love our children. We can and deserve the same kindness we give to them. That starts with ourselves but it is also more than that as well. Love is also having that kindness and compassion for other moms as well. We are all doing the best we can and that is always enough.
You ARE enough. You ARE great. And always know that you ARE loved.
About the Author
My name is Brittany Rogers and I am The Uplifting Mama
I am learning these lessons of love and how to live with joy. My blog is my way of teaching other moms these things and just encouraging them in all that they do.