I’m sorry for all the times I have not said something I should have.
For when I have not said how proud I am, how happy I am, how awesome you are, or how sad I am.
I’m sorry for all the times I have said too much.
For when I have babbled to hide my fear, or embarrassment, for when I have not stopped to listen, for when I have assumed or expected.
I’m sorry for thinking I should be someone I am not.
For wanting to be skinnier, smarter, more creative, a better cook, a perfect mother.
I’m sorry for not looking after myself.
For not getting enough sleep, and for not spending enough time filling my own cup so that I can fill yours.
I’m sorry for all the ‘shoulds’ and ‘could haves’.
For wasting time worrying about things that are over and done with, or that haven’t happened yet.
I’m sorry for not loving myself.
For spending time worrying about the way I look, or what others think about me, and for never being in the photo.
I’m sorry for not forgiving myself.
For not letting go of mistakes, for not giving myself grace.
I’m sorry, my beautiful children, for the times when I haven’t said sorry, to you and to myself.
Because making mistakes is no big deal, but learning from them is important.