On positive affirmations

11.06.2012

I don't claim to be a perfect Mom.  I am sure I am messing Eva up a million different ways and 11 years from now, she will be sure to let me know each and every way that I damaged her.

She will never be able to say that I don't love her. I spend hours every day hugging her, kissing her, and repeating, "I love you", "You know you're my best friend?", and other positive affirmations.

She knows that she is loved through and through, no matter the circumstances.  If she grows up knowing she is loved unconditionally and is safe in our arms, I will consider that a success.  Of course, we value education and we will teach her that she will be judged by her actions, but the foundation of her being is built by love.

I know that ages 12-20ish will be horrific years marked with tears, anger, and eye rolling.  If she's anything like me, she will want nothing to do with her Mom for a decade or so.  I will be ready for those days when they come, but for now, I soak in the kisses and revel in the "You make me happy, Momma"'s and the "I'm the best, huh, Momma"'s. I will be prepared with groundings, restrictions, and Mom glares when the those days arrive but today, I am taking full advantage of this...
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20 comments:

  1. I do so love holding on to them at this age :)

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  2. so cute! and so well said. I get sad thinking of that moment that is inevitable when my son doesn't want me to call him Babe anymore or when he doesn't BEG me to just snuggle him. Cherish every moment.

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  3. I grew up with parents that never showed any sort of compassion. Never said "i love you" or hugged us or ever said "I'm so proud".

    I will never stop saying I love you or I'm proud. My son and I say it all day long. He will stop playing look over at me and said "I love you mommy you're the best." Yes he's 4 but it means a lot he's not ashamed to say it because it's never felt 'right' to say i love you to my mother. Ever.

    My motto is the more love the better!

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  4. OH how precious! So stinkin' cute!

    I remember my mom saying "You used to love me, what happened?" when I was a teen. I did'nt care then, but am so sad for the mean moments as a teen girl.

    Lil kid kisses are the best

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  5. So sweet! I am not yet a mom, but I know I will be the same way. I know it's not the best to hold your baby ALL the time, but they are so sweet and cuddly. I hold and love all over my friends' babies when Im with them.

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  6. I want a little girl someday, but I'm not looking forward to the teen years! I hope I don't go through that at all with my boys.

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  7. Precious little angel. Well said mama ;)

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  8. Great post, that picture is just precious. :) She is a lucky little girl.

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  9. And in knowing that she is loved, she will eventually get through those difficult years and someday have that close adult daughter and mom relationship. And like you said, for now, it's precious while she still adores you! :)

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  10. You know, there are times where I, at 19 years old, wish that I could just crawl onto my mom's lap and have her hold me all afternoon. I would definitely cherish these times. Even though she doesn't know how important they are now, she will when she's my age and wishes she was 3 again.

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  11. Awww this is so sweet!! I adore everything about this post.
    xo

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  12. Aww this is sweet! Cherish those memories!!

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  13. She is sweet! And I'm sure your not doing half as bad as you think with screwing her up. She will turn out wonderful.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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  14. Awwww... She looks so adorable!

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    1. So cute! Positive affirmation is definitely the way to go.

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  15. You are a great mama!! Unconditional love is the most important thing you can give to your pretty girl!

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  16. That's one of my favorite parts about being a mommy. I tell them a million times a day how beautiful they are and how much I love them.

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  17. I know that you are an amazingly loving mommy, and I know that even though she will go through "that" stage, she will always love you <3

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  18. Those 10 years that will be filled with eye rolling and 'you're ruining my life' kinda freak me out! I was a hellion and a heartache for my mom

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