See, I was an awkward little girl. I was horribly bow-legged, poorly coordinated and I could never sit still. I wore the huge hideous corrective shoes during the day and braces on my legs at night. As if that didn’t have enough of an effect on my self esteem, my cousins came up with a lovely nickname for me—Frog Legs! (West African Families can be so cruel!) That nickname haunted me for so many years until only a few years ago, I learned to truly embrace it…among other things.
I heard someone say once that childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to get over…and isn’t that the truth! Even though my legs became “perfect,” somehow that awkward and self conscious little girl still became an awkward and self conscious woman. My major imperfection as a child led me to a life striving for perfection. I used to try to be great at everything and, needless to say, I’ve fallen sooo short of perfection.
The birth of my oldest daughter (my first set of tiny feet) became my revelation. I’ve seen so much of my perfectionist self in her and each day, as I heal her of that burden, I am healing myself as well. Together, we find love and peace in imperfection…
The birth of my youngest daughter was my rebirth. I started this blog just to chronicle the emotional journey brought about by what I called “the introduction of baby #2” This until we both fought for our lives to bring her into this world and her strength became mine.
So now that I’ve given you the mushy stuff, just who am I? Well, to be honest, I am many things:
I’m a daughter, a Chiropractor’s wife aka “Chiro-wife,” a friend, a big and little sister, an aunt…
A cyber hippie, an Atlanta blogger (or mom blogger), an eBook author, an inspirational t-shirt designer, a wannabe soap maker…
And (my most challenging, yet rewarding task) I am a MOTHER of 2 amazing girls who are the reason I do all of this!
See, many things. That last title, however, is tough one. Like all parents, I want to give my little girls the world. I want them to have everything they need and most of what they want, but of course, that’s not always easy, especially when you’re trying to balance everything else – including your own personal peace and sanity.
I just take it all one day at a time as I continue on my never ending quest for love and peace (without perfection) in my home, my mind, and maybe someday, the world . I’ll be sharing this journey through motherhood, life, and love and peace in this blog and hopefully, other imperfect frogs out there will find it useful. Enjoy!
Here are a few more Completely Random Things About Me!