Strong, confident mothers make me happy. Watching mothers drench themselves in their children’s enchantment delights me. Mothers with a diligent commitment to their children’s well-being are a gift to this world and it is a mother’s natural intuition that sets the stage for the path down which we lead our children. Good intentions and sensibility doesn’t guarantee a good result, but it does provide us with the promise of a mother’s love.
I believe in my own intuition and that I usually know when to trust my gut and when to look beyond my wisdom and seek the advice of others. Who is to say what is right, what is wrong, and what makes sense for your family? In the end, we are all perfectly imperfect. Mother nature shows us the beauty of imperfection all around us. A wild, natural field of systematic equal lines and measures would be awkward and unnerving. Nature tells us that magnificence means random splendor and haphazard protocol.
Every mother is born with intuition; that feeling in your gut that speaks to your heart and guides your hands and feet. We all have it, but with so many “experts” with so many different theories, do we ever have an opportunity to exercise it? Always being told exactly how to handle every scenario doesn’t leave much room for going with our motherly guts. Are some of us missing the connection to our own innate mother’s wisdom due to lack of self confidence? Modern mothers often seem to fear drawing their own conclusions. Maybe we are just simply afraid of being wrong. We are constantly turning to the “experts” on our children to solve even the most mild issues, or non-issues. I wish more mother’s would trust their instincts before consulting a professional; listen to their heart before listening to anyone else. Why should a doctor’s diagnosis always be more important than a mother’s intuition?
YOU are the expert on your child. Whether you gave birth, adopted, or inherited the child you are caring for, it is you, and only you, that knows your child better than anyone else in the world. Making a decision takes time and consideration. Sometimes your intuition tells you to consult with someone you trust. If it’s a friend, make sure you want their opinion. If you speak to a professional and your intuition tells you something is off, consult another. Take time to come to a conclusion, don’t jump to a label or course of action because you feel bullied. There is value in professional advice or advice from a loved one, and they have a lot of it. Make sure you weigh it against what your gut tells you is right.
Mothers, let your intuition guide you. Don’t be afraid to listen to the unexplainable, often visceral, voice that speaks from your gut and longs to guide your heart. Trust what your Mother gave you.