Just One More Cup

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Mothers Day can be a difficult time for those of us who are motherless. In my case, liver cancer took my Mom when I was in my early 20’s way before I became a parent. I was never able to glean the wisdom that I didn’t even know I needed yet. So, if I could take a quick Uber to Heaven and sit down for just one cup of coffee with my Mom, these are a few of the things I’d want to chat about…..

coffee by roses

  • How much is too much when helping your kids?
  • Where is the balance in developing yourself and serving others?
  • How do you explain the tough stuff to your littles or should you?
  • What do I do in the teen years to launch my kid successfully?
  • Do you fight every parenting battle? Which ones are worth it and which do you let go?
  • What is the best way to mend a broken heart when a friend or crush rejects your beautiful child?
  • How far is too far when pushing them to try harder and succeed?

And probably the hardest question, but the one I wish I’d been ready for {almost} 14 years ago:

  • How do you parent with your end in mind? How do you prepare them for that time when they no longer have you to lean on? How do you teach them to live in a world without their Mom?

Mom and child

We know that life on this globe is beautifully hard. We know our journey holds both joy and pain simultaneously. We know that our Mothers are organically equipped to guide us through all of it. They pour out their love and wisdom in a way that makes the world seem balanced, even for a second.

If you have your Mama this Mothers Day, make time. If you and I are in the same club, what would you ask yours if you could have just one more cup of coffee together? #whatiwouldaskher 

 

Have you recently experienced this hard loss? This article may provide some comfort and direction: https://herviewfromhome.com/grief-the-unimaginable-heartbreak-of-losing-your-mom/ 

Here’s to the ones who taught us how to love! 

For a great local support group for those in grief, find QCA locations here. 

 

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Becky Clark is a local Rock Island mama to 2 kids--ages 10 and 6. Becky has been married to her high school best friend, Derek, since 2005. Becky and Derek have been Quad Citians for 10 years, although they originally hail from the northern Chicago suburbs. Becky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provides therapy services part time at South Park Psychology in Moline as a contracted private practice clinician. She also teaches Social Worker courses online for Ashford University. Becky is very active as a volunteer at the kid's school as well as at their home church, Bethany Baptist in Moline. Becky loves spending time with her family, friends and her church family. She also enjoys being a tourist in her own town, reading, crafting and volunteering for ALL the things--much to her husband's dismay. The Clarks hope to add a furry {baby} family member to their brood this summer, ensuring that no one will ever sleep again. To follow Becky's clinical therapy business on Instagram, visit her at: https://www.instagram.com/12stonescounseling/ To schedule a psychotherapy session with Becky for you or your family member, call South Park Psychology in Moline at 309-797-2900 and ask to be scheduled with Rebekah Clark

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