She Was A Great Mom, She Wasn’t One of Those Moms on Her iPhone
I write for the media but don’t read it much. Almost 15 years ago when my first child was born I chose to go on a “media fast” to do away with all of the negative thoughts and images that the media (can) put into our minds. I did this for my child and I haven’t looked back.
Now some 15 years later I write for the media, but on my terms. I only write from inspiration and do so to spread the LIGHT, LOVE, and PRANA. Period. I told them this day one. And they were and are down with it.
I did read some media, however, about the recent Kennedy tragedy since one of my close friends from college is close with Bobby and was close with Mary as well. We were actually supposed to go to Hyannis Port over Memorial Day weekend after our 25th Brown Reunion, and chose not to under the circumstances.
As I was reading some press, someone was quoted as saying that Mary “was a great Mom. She was always at her daughter’s games. She wasn’t one of those Moms on her iPhone.”
Okay, so here’s where I gotta step in. Why do we have to praise one Super-mom at the expense of another? Do we really need to bash one Super-mom to give kudos to another? Why is a Super-mom on her iPhone a bad thing? What if she’s texting one of her other children, who was trying to reach her? What if she is emailing an important document for work that had a deadline and thanks to Steve Jobs she was able to meet the deadline, watch the game, be there for her daughter, AND pay the rent? What if she’s returning a text or call from a friend or family member in need?
Here’s my humble opinion, and my intention for creating this blog on Mother’s Day four years ago. As always, please take what you want and leave the rest. Let’s support each other, Sisters, not bash the **** out of each other. Let’s create a Super-mom community that celebrates each other and our differences and gives a shout out to each of our Sisters for doing her best with breath. Let’s check judgment at the door. Let’s lead with our hearts, not our fangs.
Lemme tell ya somethin. That Sister (on her iPhone or whatever) has a story you know nothing about. Cut her some slack.
Instead of criticizing, tell a story today that feels good and let this be your mantra, “Today I will give more and feel more joy than yesterday.”
Sending healing light, love, and reiki to the family and friends of Mary Kennedy, especially her four children.