I Walk The Line

Motherhood has taught me a lot of things. Not just about the role, but about myself and human beings in general.


Because You’re Mine

I Walk The Line 
  
  
  



|Top: Sold out, similar here and hereJeans: MossimoShoes: Vince CamutoMarco’s Top: WranglerJeans: Charlie RocketShoes: Cherokee|

“I’ve got a close eye on this heart of

mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the

time.

Yes I’ll admit I’m a fool for you,

Because you’re mine, I walk the line.”

Babies are exactly like mirrors, I discovered there were things I said a lot but was never  aware of when I started hearing Giada say them, and I started noticing my mannerisms (and dare I say it… attitude) come out in her as soon as she turned two. They feel what you feel, think what you think, do as you do, and believe in what you believe in. It doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong, and that’s the kicker. Of all things motherhood has taught me, it’s that if I don’t do the right thing, neither will they, and that’s no fault of their own. I’ve learned that it’s not only important to be a good person and role model for myself, but even moreso for them, whether I felt like it or not. Having children changed me in ways I wasn’t expecting, and for the best. Even on bad days, I now have no choice but to put on my best face and smile through it because if I don’t, I’ll see the same emotions in my kids. I try everyday to set the best example and show them right from wrong, and even if we do a fantastic job as mothers, we’re still always left feeling like we could have done more. That’s the thing, it’ll never be enough when it comes to your babies and I think that overall that is a good factor to always have on your mind. It leaves you always wondering how you can do better, how you can be kinder and how you can act more appropriately. My children have taught me this and so much more, and because of that I now know why babies are always referred to as “little angels”. It’s because they’re exactly that; they come into your world, watch over you ever second of the day, and teach you all the greatest of good the world has to offer… Even if they drive you crazy from time to time.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    Great photos, beautiful mom – inside and out. When my daughter was very young she said, “Mom, you’re like God to me.” Oh, yeah, I immediately stepped up my game.

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      Lol, that’s adorable, that would make me step up my game big time too!

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  2. Peachy says:

    I agree. When done right, parenting makes us better people.

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  3. philsblog01 says:

    Beautiful, really!

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  4. naturlvrx2 says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. You are right on with your thoughts too.

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      Thank you❤️

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  5. OMG – You are so cute! Love all the photos and what you had to say. Thanks for finding me and leading me to you. Love and light, girlfriend! 😉

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  6. One of the best Mommy stories I have read Graziella, our children do emulate what we say and do. Important to keep a check on our own behaviour. Lovely post.

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  7. Max says:

    Everybody is a ‘mirror’. Thing is, we, when we are young(er) generally don’t notice this at first. I didn’t for sure. We need a really good obvious mirror. E.g. for a woman getting a baby, the baby becomes a mirror. If you are sensitive you pick this up. Good! And this mirror (e.g. baby, but in fact everybody!) shows you how YOU are. Wow:)

    Don’t get frustrated by trying to ‘do better’. The baby does not ask that from you, but YOU are saying this to yourself. Remember that the baby is just the mirror!

    Not trying to do better? So, what should you do? Just be natural. Your natural self. That is hard enough:) And sure, on a bad day your natural self is ‘not so happy’. And the baby shows ‘Mummy is not happy’ This is not a problem for the baby, for the mirror. But you pick this up. You are aware of yourself through this mirror. And by the mirror your ‘unhappiness’ will melt away much more quick than without a mirror.

    So yeah, be grateful for babies, be grateful for mirrors, but most of all be your natural self. As said, that is hard enough. Also for me, because even though I’m aware of the mirrors (wife, kids, boss, you name it), I still have enough ‘bad moments’, because bad moments come and go as they please. The only thing which has changed for me is that ‘bad moments’ melt away more quickly:)

    Cheers, Max

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      Great way to put it, Max! Thank you!

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  8. ClaireD says:

    Great imagery to match the text – who is following who? Who’s imitating who? You’re both learning from each other, every day. Also – Motherhood in heels – impressive! 🙂

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  9. True that. Having children teach us to lead by example!

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  10. jkvegh says:

    I like the photojournalism approach. Innovative and smart. I was surprised when you said the toddler in the photo was a girl though. I assumed it was a boy. Cute child though. I have a 4 month old granddaughter now and I am very focused on learning and growing with her. Easier than being a mom, but I am learning about child’s growth as an experienced mother now. It’s so different when you aren’t responsible for everything. You are free to have fun.

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      It is a boy, lol! I was speaking about both of my kids (I have a 4 year old daughter and 1 year old son) but the photographs are just of me and my son 😜

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  11. Thank you for looking into Agnellusmirror and liking what you saw there. We are enjoying the next stage – grand-parenting. Big grins are reward enough for being part of Isaac’s family. Enjoy as much as you can.

    Will.

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  12. Thank you for liking the post on Mindfulness. This gave me chance to visit your site. I’m glad I did. Thoroughly enjoyed your post on motherhood , walking the line. This is a superb piece. Thanks for writing and sharing this.

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  13. agurlblog says:

    awww… so sweet

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  14. brianbalke says:

    Wow – abstract patterns vs. kids modeling themselves on their parents, contradictions (“my way or the highway” – yeah, right! Never worked for me, either.), intimacy, pride. So many aspects in one post – makes me smile!

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      Thank you so much!! Coming from you, that means a lot!

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  15. ❤️this is so beautiful ! Thank you for the inspiration .

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      Thank you! And you’re very welcome!!

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  16. Very well said! I also try to put on my best face. I can only have so many of those bad behavior moments where someone asks “where did she learn THAT?” And then I sigh and have to say “from me.” Haha! Kids are sponges, for sure. I love those pictures of you two! Adorable! ❤️

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    1. Graziella H. says:

      Lol, I know how that sign sounds!! Sometimes I can’t even believe it’s from me, my husband has to point it out and I’m like “oh… No comment.” Lol!!

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