I’m on a quest to reach a far off place called “The Land of Good Mommies.”
It’s a place where moms frolic in the grass with their children, singing and dancing while their dresses blow in the breeze. Apparently, I think it looks a lot like a scene from “The Sound of Music.”
It’s a place just beyond the mountains of discipline, just past the dry desert of eating vegetables and through the treacherous sea of potty training.
One day I hope to reach this land and finally become a “Good Mommy.”
But, you know what? Today I realized that it’s not a far off land.
It’s right now.
I AM living in “The Land of Good Mommies.”
How do I know? Every intentional act of love and sacrifice tells me that I’m here.
Every time I answer with a firm, gentle word instead of a harsh yell, I know I’m in “The Land of Good Mommies.”
Every time I get out of bed in the middle of the night to comfort a scared, crying KidFish instead of pretending to be asleep, I know I’m in “The Land of Good Mommies.”
Every time I answer KidFish’s request, “Will you play with me?” with a “Yes” instead of a look of annoyance for interrupting me, I know I’m in “The Land of Good Mommies.”
Every time I pray for or with KidFish, I know I’m in “The Land of Good Mommies.”
Every time I teach, guide, discipline, love, embrace, nurture or encourage KidFish, I know I’m here.
The awesome thing is we can all live in this land. We can all be Good Mommies. Every moment we have with our kids is an opportunity to be a Good Mommy. Be a Good Mommy today!