From the Archives, April 2010
On our Yahoo! Group over the last few days, we have been talking about “keeping it real” - being honest as women about our days verses assuming that all the pretty blogs are an actually how the lives of those families go. It made me think about a few tidbits I had in my poetry notebook (just some poems I have collected over the years) and I also was thinking about this little video we made a few years back… this is a real view, lol… pay special attention to Ellie’s face as she is mouthing off to me while I am trying to open the door to our house, lol… that is real living! Blessings in abundance.
“RESOLUTION (from The Tao of Motherhood)
As your children grow up, there is bound to be some unresolved pain. There was the time you couldn’t make it to the third grade play. The time you struck your child in anger. The painful divorce which could not be adequately explained.
A wise parent recognizes her failings and accepts what is. There is room in life for remorse and for forgiveness. There is room in our hearts for ourselves and for one another.”
From Steiner (Teacher’s verse)
Dear God please make it so
That with regard to my personal ambitions
I may completely extinguish myself
And make true in me
The words of Saint Paul
“Not I, but the Christ in me.”
So that the Holy Spirit
May dwell in the teacher (mother!)
This is the true threefoldness.