…before I had kids and while I was working 10 hour days…when I would come home, slipped my swollen feet into my cozy slippers…and surrender to the couch that allowed me to melt and melt into a deep oblivion.
The result was heavenly, especially when I was traveling in an unfamiliar place.
Then I had kids…and I was tired, so tired. The slippers that used to be my solace could no longer be located in my home.
Suddenly the true definition of exhaustion became crystal clear (a la Mr. Bender).
That’s me. Hour 1 of motherhood. ????????
And it took me a long, long time to find that place again.
As Montessorians, we place a lot of emphasis on spiritual preparation of the guide. Taking the time to understand who we are and what we need to leave aside as we guide children to become productive, happy adults.
However, Montessori is not just for kids.
During my training, I thought a lot about how this spiritual preparation applies to motherhood. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have this type of journey before launching into motherhood?
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I am thankful for Dr. Montessori for keeping me on the path of discovery as life ebbs and flows as I desperately sought that person I used to know.
Montessori & Motherhood.
I am in the fifth decade in this great universe. Yeah, that is a lot of trips around the sun…
…and I am proud of the journey.
I was lost for a long while even as I discovered my true place on this earth as a mother and a partner.
These days, my slippers no longer elicit the same response (likely because one of my children has hidden one or both of them). In fact, the simple sight of them brings me back to a time where I felt I knew what I wanted to be and how I wanted to live but now I realize I had no clue. No idea.
Having babies brought me clarity on levels of my being I never imagined…
Today I slip into my cozy prAna pants and life is good. Such a small gesture with such a large reward.
“Mom, why are you wearing those pants? Are you going somewhere?” says my six-year old who unfortunately has lived with a mom who forgot how to bring herself joy (even if the simplest of joys come from prAna).
For that journey and the destination (at least for now), I am grateful. I continue to grow and continue my spiritual journey as a guide to my children.
I am certain it will never end…
As Rhianna says,
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy
You and I, you and I, we’re like diamonds in the sky…
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