What’s your essence?
September 18, 2018

“Anxious mothers have anxious babies,” a doctor once told a friend of the family many years ago. I was only a kid, but I remember feeling bad for that mom. “As if that’s going to make her less anxious,” I thought.

There are probably as many ways to have shared the same sentiment as there are mothers, but I’m partial to something like this: “Are you getting plenty of breaks? Is there anyone who could watch the baby while you take a nap or go on a walk? Make sure you’re taking good care of yourself. The baby will pick up on that.”

Babies are like horses, aren’t they? There’s no faking it with them. They pick up on even subtle shifts in energy.

Katie has my spunk -- oh, does she ever -- and she has such a relaxed way of dispensing it, one way her friends say she’s like Darrell. As a baby she got almost equal time alone with each of her parents, and what a gift. Apparently!