Acceptance

Some of the areas in which I am learning to accept myself: 

I accept I am a human being before I am a parent 

I accept I have limitations and many shortcomings, and this is okay 

I accept I don’t always know the right way 

I accept I am often ashamed to admit my own failings

I accept I frequently lose my center worse than my child ever does 

I accept I can be selfish and unthinking in my dealings with my child 

I accept I sometimes fumble and stumble as a parent 

I accept I don’t always know how to respond to my child 

I accept that at times I say and do the wrong thing with my child 

I accept that at times I’m too tired to be sane 

I accept that at times I’m too preoccupied to be present for my child 

I accept I am trying my best, and that this is good enough 

I accept my imperfections and my imperfect life


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