“You can change in an instant.
You can change your mind.
You can change your timing.
You can change your approach.
You can change your words.
You can laugh instead of scream.
You can hop on one foot.
You can step away from the fray instead of stepping in.
You can give up, give in, and go in a completely different direction than you’d like to.
You can do the dishes later.”
Right now, I need to make some changes. Nouarie is having a hard time. Tonight my sweet girl told me, “Mommy, you’re breaking my heart.”
I need to spend more time with her. I need to have more patience with her as she adjusts to having to share me with Noutin. I need to be more affectionate. I need to be more present.
Right now, she is asleep in my arms in our recliner. After Nishantha and I made plans with her to have a focused family day tomorrow, I put her to sleep by telling her stories about when she was a baby and singing her favorite songs.
I have to remember she is still a baby, too.
Quote: Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller
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