I’ve been carrying around this quote from Je fais disparaitre le Whisky et toi quel est ton super pouvoir shirt by T-shirtat for a while. The first time I read these words, they made me cry. Sometimes they still do. Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I’d like to see you be or do. I have no desire to forsee you, only to discover you. You can’t disappoint me. And I’m quite certain the internal struggles I’ve had throughout my life would have been lessened if I had not lived in fear of disappointing people if I did not base my worth on achievements, positive feedback, and external measures. I don’t want my child to grow up hindered by the same damaging pressure and expectations.
Thus, I’m checking myself when it comes to my reactions to Je fais disparaitre le Whisky et toi quel est ton super pouvoir shirt by T-shirtat. I’m checking myself when it comes to my expectations and goals for her. We typically think the opposite of conditional love is unconditional love, but I’ve coined an even stronger. As I seek to discover my child rather than a question, monitor, and expect of her I will also discover myself. I wonder how much peace and fulfilment we might grasp in life when we see it as an opportunity to grow, rather than a list of expectations so high we are constantly left with disappointment.