Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I Didn't Plan to Be a Witch by Linda Eyre
Back to the book. Peggy and I were talking about books we were reading, or had recently read, and loved. She handed me I Didn't Plan to Be a Witch and told me to read it. I did. And I loved it. Loved it.
If you are aware of the Eyre's, you know they have written many parenting books and have quite a following. They have a pretty extraordinary family and have made a business sharing them all with the world. And, it's all really great stuff. Inspiring stuff. Encouraging stuff.
Why did I love this book that Mrs. Linda Eyre wrote? Probably because I love the title. It spoke to my heart. Because, truly, I am a witch. On some days (more than I'd like to admit), something takes over me and my inner witch is unleashed. ahhh I try. I do. But too often I feel like I'm totally lacking and failing my children. I'm convinced that I'm screwing up their future and that they will be on some tv show, or heaven forbid writing a blog post, about how their mother scarred them. (sigh) Logically, I know that's not going to happen (or at least I hope not), but I do worry that I'm not nurturing them as they need.
So, this book was just what I needed. It brought the perspective that I needed. It reminded me that I'm not messing up that badly...and in fact, I may actually be doing a pretty good job. Linda Eyre's sincerity and combined with her sense of humor helped me feel a little relief and see the humor that surrounds me. Each principle of motherhood that she describes, each chapter, was a small reminder that I'm doing the most important job I can be doing right now, and I'm doing alright.