As I write this post, my three beautiful children are doing a combination of dumping out toys, watching Strawberry Shortcake and lighting up my life. Daddy Head is gone on a trip with his mother to Canada and I am flying solo for a few days.
Normally, this would just fry me! I would be battling thoughts of insecurity and fear all over the place. But somewhere around 11:30 pm last night, I decided that I wasn’t going to do that this time!
You see, when I started this insecurity fast, I knew I wasn’t just doing it to do it. I was doing it in order to make things healthier for my children.
I don’t want my daughter to grow up and think that battling insecurity is something she has to do. I want her to see him mother is secure, and there for she can be secure. The first descriptive word she learned was “pretty” and she learned it in context to herself. Everyday after I brush her hair, she will look at me and say, “Mama, I pretty.” Yes sweetie. Yes you are!
And I want my boys to see that their Mom is secure in who she is therefore she can give them the love that they need. If I am not secure, I will try to find my security in their love, and that is dysfunctional. We don’t do dysfunctional in this family!
So, as this month starts to come to a close, I encourage you to win this battle and get everything out of this fast for the sake of your children and/or future children! They will thank you for it one day, even if it isn’t with word!