This is the foundation of where my healing began. When I first became a mother, I was forced to look at the deepest, darkest wounds within myself. At the time, I still felt unworthy of my own healing, but that baby… she didn’t deserve the baggage. So I began.
What I didn’t know then, was that my healing would free us both. I would no longer be controlled by the wounds + fears, and she would no longer be burdened by fixing them for me. I could truly love, respect, trust + honor her when (and ONLY when) I learned to love, respect, trust + honor myself first.
The mama/child relationship isn’t one that can be forced. Our children simply will not embody that of which we do not hold, model + carry before them. It is our job to set the stage + show them these things. What are your thoughts on this? Have you struggled to be the parent you want to be simply because you never were parented the way you needed?