Genevieve at The Good Within posts about mothering. The part that really got to me was this:
I asked a dear friend of mine whether she was naturally cheerful. She replied saying it wasn't about being naturally this or that. It's about the consequences if you were not.
Honey has been hounding me daily for a few days now. She wants to be joined at the hip. She's been especially needy, but I've not been there for her. I really needed this gentle reminder that I need to let go of self and be there for my daughter. I learned from a Father Corapi lecture that love is sacrifice. So, I need to cheerfully love my daughter despite my desire to be left alone. I need to let her sit on my lap even though my skin just needs no more contact. I love her and want her to remember me with warm feelings. Thank you, Genevieve.