I am linking up this week with Mama Kat.
1.) What do your kids have that you always wanted when you were a kid?
That was all I ever wanted as a kid. I just wanted to have a normal life with a normal family who loved me and showed it.
I did not want to have to deal with dysfunction. I did not want to have to be the mom when I was only 10 years old. I did not want to hear the things I heard late into the night. I did not want to wake up in fear.
I wanted a family who loved. I wanted a family who hugged each other and said “I love you.” I wanted to wake up with joy on my face. I wanted a father who came to my concerts. I wanted a mother who was happy. I wanted siblings who had freedom to be children. I wanted a family that did activities and outings together.
I wanted normal.
That is exactly what I am seeking to provide for my children. I know we are not a perfect family. We are human and we all make mistakes. I am seeking to provide my children with a loving home where they are free to be who they are and one in which they do not have to cower in fear.
I have a son who is “not normal” and yet at the same time, he has a lot more “normal” in his life then I ever did.
I have a daughter whom I seek to build a bond with that have never had.
I have a toddler whom I am the mother to. I have a son whom I spend time with playing games, reading books and telling him “I love you” daily.
I do not try to create perfect. I just try to create normal.