17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
What Makes a Great Mother?
So what makes a mother great? Let's hope for the sake of my soon-to-be-born son that it's not CONFIDENCE. I am surrounded by great mothers, women who both inspire and intimidate me. My first baby is due at the end of March and I am still in a state of panic/shock. You'd think the past 8 months of reading, discussing and praying would have helped my cause...nope. Still scared. I hate not being good at things (yeah, I know, who doesn't?). But I REALLY don't like it. I have in the past, gotten over my fear of failure through practice. I love to practice. I practiced on the piano. I practiced all of my debate speeches. I spent many years of my life working 25-30 hours a week in a gym ...yep, practicing. The good news - I never blew a song in a recital. I rarely made mistakes in a debate. I was a fierce competitor in all my gymnastic meets. Oh the glory days. Now back to motherhood. I think the root of my fear lies in my inability to practice being a mother, before Jr. pops out and...I'm his MOTHER. Sure, I have babysat, but we all know that doesn't really count. So I beg of you - all you fabulous mommies out there who I look to - tell me what makes a great mom great in your eyes. And try to make it a skill/quality that I can practice!