When I first became a mother I struggled to do everything by the book. I had always been a bit of a perfectionist but now perfection seemed more important than ever. So I drove myself – and everyone around me – crazy with ridiculous expectations and a bunch of rigid rules. All of that left me exhausted and cranky and sucked all the fun out of motherhood. Plus that beyond infancy most situations just couldn’t really be contained.
Thankfully, life blessed me with a rambunctious firstborn endowed with a strong will and a mind of her own. So I slowly began to realize that taming her would break her spirit and that humans aren’t meant to be controlled. I discovered that unconditional love and acceptance bring out the best in anyone. And that it is the wild hearts that beautify and heal the world.
Life and the universe often seem like a big chaotic mess. Yet everything follows a perfect pattern and flows together in beautiful harmony. So I gave up my endless quest for perfection and decided to trust and embrace that magnificent chaos instead. And guess what? I discovered something that I had failed to see all along: true perfection unfolds organically at random times and in the most unexpected ways.
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