On the Record, Going for Grace

My twins turned seven last week. On their birthday, I went on the record, “If the mommy monster comes out, I want you to ask for grace from me.”

Until they were three and a half, I had boundless patience with them. For the first half of their lives, I was patient. And then, my patience snapped. What changed? A lot. They became more willful, my commute sucked, our nanny at the time didn’t want to work past five, they gave me a concussion…

Still, I’d rather show up with grace versus growl. I miss patient mommy. I want them to experience my grace for the majority of their lives, so it’s time to reverse course. Grace takes effort, restraint, and humor.

Breathing in, breathing out
Gathering seeds to grow grace
Breathing in, breathing out
Planting seeds to grow grace
Breathing in, breathing out
Watering seeds to grow grace

Gathering seeds to grow grace
Planting seeds to grow grace
Watering seeds to grow grace

Join me on the record in giving the gift of grace.

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