“Too” Busy Being a Good Mom?

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Have you been making time for the other people in your life – Your Husband/Wife, your Mom/Dad, your Brother/Sister, Friend/Grandparent?  Recently, I realized that I’ve been doing a not-so-good job in that department.  It’s easy to forget sometimes that we are more than just parents and individuals.  I have been so busy with trying to be a good Mom that I have fallen behind in my relationships with certain people.

It all started today during a visit with my Great Aunt, who is in the hospital.  Before Christmas I visited her on a regular basis but recently, that stopped.  The only reason I’ve got is that I’ve been too busy with the kids.  For some reason, I felt ashamed to visit her in the hospital.  I can make time for her when she’s sick, but not when she’s healthy?  That’s definitely not me.

I treasure my family and friends, truly I do.  They are the most amazing people…so full of love, kindness and generosity.  They are a wonderful support system and my life wouldn’t be complete without each and every one of them.  I want to be as good to them as they are to me.

I’m going to make a late New Year’s Resolution!  I promise to do my best and keep contact with the other people in my life.  Staying in contact and reinforcing relationships is really not hard.  A phone call, an email, sending pictures of the kids to relatives more often, Facetime/Skype or a simple text message can really make someone’s day.  I don’t want to be just a good Mom, I want to be a good Wife, Daughter, Cousin, Niece, Aunt and Friend too!  I know I have it in me, I just have to make a better effort.

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