It’s the eve of Mother’s Day. For some of us that means we are spending the day with our moms. For others it might mean doing a little last minute shopping or card buying or Pinterest searching and trying. This weekend I am thinking a lot about motherhood. Reflecting much on my mom and all she has done for me. Reflecting on motherhood with my boys. Doing a lot of heart reflection.
Today I wanted to share some wisdom from a woman I admire so much. Sweet Maureen watched Jack for us while we lived in Maryland, and she has been impacting my life for over 4 years now. She is an awesome mama. I asked her about what it’s like to be a mom and this is the wisdom she shared with me:
Raising a family is like conducting an orchestra. To make all the instruments work together in harmony, you have to understand and appreciate each instrument individually. There’s no sense in trying to make a drum sound like a flute. Each instrument must be guided in its own technique in its own time, while also learning the character skills needed to perform with others. Being a mother means learning each instrument, respecting its unique design and style, and developing its repertoire so its music can soar to the heavens.
Thank you for the wisdom, Maureen. Happy Mother’s Day eve mamas!