Let’s face it! Motherhood is a challenge; one that, regardless of the struggles, we would not trade for the world. The beauty of it all is the joy that comes when you are privileged enough to share your love, experiences, and wisdom with the young lady that will someday live the path you both have cultivated and prepared her for.
Once that sweet little baby girl that you dressed in pink back some time ago is now the strong willed, independent young lady who seems to oppose your every suggestion. As the years pass and the days tell the story, you come to realize that your baby girl is or has grown up.
What’s results from here is not always something that you can control as your little lady will take her own path. The most important thing to remember is this….if you build the strong foundation, she will not only always remember where home is in her heart, but she will carry the lessons that you have taught her deep within and will use them as her life unfolds.
Mothering daughters takes an unbelievable amount of strength as you must work to teach her competence, confident, and tenacity amidst the competitive and sometimes cold world. You must model self respect and self love even when you feel empty inside. You must show her how valuable she is regardless of financial status, academic standing, or social relationships. Draw her attention inward to truly understand how authentic beauty is formed and displayed to the world.
You see, mothering daughters is more than just teaching a young lady the ropes of survival. It is more than guiding her in good decision making and staying close when she is hurt. Mothering daughters is about you. Your walk, your talk, and the way that you present yourself to the world will impact your daughters life far beyond what you can see. Innately she learns to watch you, to listen to you, to pattern her life around the thing that you teach her and how you choose to live. This example will be present throughout her life.
So as you mother your daughter, you must first understand where it all begins and seek ways to be a better you. It’s never too late! A beautiful young lady is watching.
© Inspired Serenity by Kim Seymore November 2017