This guest post from Werner Rogers
When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I was going to be the best mother. I had already read countless books about pregnancy and motherhood. I had researched every baby item there was. I knew exactly what my child would play with and where my child would go to school. I knew my child would be safe at home with security system installed by Home-Alarm-Systems.
I thought it was going to be simple. I was embarrassed when my daughter arrived. In the hospital, all she did was cry. I could not get her to eat and I could not get her to sleep. She seemed to hate me. After a day of failure, a nurse told me I was trying too hard. At first I wondered how this could be possible. However, then I realized what she meant. I was trying too hard to be perfect and not enjoying the ride.
There are always going to be mishaps, but what is important is how you deal with them. We have mishaps all the time, but I have realized that is ok. Life is not perfect.