I’ve been alive for 44 years and a mother for 20!
During that time, I have seen my friends, my kid’s friends, and even myself look for attention in the wrong location. I’m not ashamed to say that my self-esteem was so low and that caused me to sink to low places.
I thought love was abuse.
I thought love was being around part of the time and lying the rest of the time.
I figured if you were good most of the time, then that was good enough.
Because I didn’t have someone around to boost my ego, I made choices that could have haunted me for the rest of my life. Bad decisions could have left me dead in a ditch or an easy target for human sex trafficking.
I needed validation, and I wasn’t getting it from the places I should’ve received it from.
That experience alone left me with no other choice but to be my kid’s number one fan.
When my kids choose to do something, I boost them up and make them feel like they are the best at whatever their heart believes in. I don’t care what the activity is. They know that mom will be front and center, talking mad junk and electrifying the room.
My kids may not be the best at their craft. But with encouragement, they will be.
I refuse to have some stranger lead them astray because they are giving them the attention that should be coming from their home.
My husband and I made a pack that stated…
When we have kids, they will feel safe at home. And always know that we will have their back. We promised that we would never put anything before them, excluding our love for each other. We have to be a solid pack in order to raise kids that will one day become leaders.
I feared having them go astray because they looked for something as basic as the love we didn’t provide.
So with that being said, I will boost them, brag on them, motivate them, and encourage them until the day I die!
NUMBER 1 BOOSTER FOR LIFE!
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