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Five Minute Friday: Enough
did she eat enough?
did she play enough?
did i love enough?
did i discipline enough?
did i teach enough?
did i listen enough?
sometimes i think children should come with checklists of their every need so that at the end of the day i can know that i accomplished everything she needs to become a wonderful adult. i think though that sometimes i need to just pull her into my lap and love on her and let that be enough.
i worry sometimes that i am not enough for her. that my shortcomings will take over and play out in her life and i don't want that. of course, i also worry that sometimes it is all too much - especially when i feel the need to compare myself to every blog i read and wonder how my family will fit in to all of this and what my version of these things will look like. i see their pretty pinterest crafts but i forget that they probably have the hour meltdown before the ten minute craft project in their worlds too.
at the end of the day i get a kiss and a hug when i tuck her into bed and she calls out
"i love you mom"
the rest of it fades away and it is enough.