-a parenting thought for the day-

Something I’ve noticed as I get older…. When I’m with my mom, I feel like a rockstar.

It’s not that she blatantly gushes over me. But with her words and her actions she makes me feel like I’m creative, knowledgeable, kind, caring, talented and capable of practically anything. I think she really believes that I’m pretty great. I think she believes I’m a better person than I believe I am. And honestly, that belief helps me to be a better person.

I think maybe that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be.

I hope that when my children are adults, I make them feel the same way.

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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3 Responses to -a parenting thought for the day-

  1. Tamara Shoemaker says:

    Ruthie, you make everyone feel that way – not just your kids. Kudos to you – I have trouble with that. 🙂

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    • ten4ruthie says:

      Really? That’s sweet of you to say. I honestly have never seen myself that way. Which possibly means…. that you also don’t have has much trouble with it as you think you do. Just a thought… 🙂

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  2. ticoandtina says:

    what an excellent thought! I need so much help with this… I want our kids to feel like this now, too, so long as they stay well-grounded rock stars 😉

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