It's nice when you realize that you are an inspiration to someone. I've had many great influences to guide me through parenthood. I've made my choices as a mom by watching family and friends. But now it seems someone has been watching me. My niece just found out she is pregnant and she calls me up to ask me questions about cloth diapering and breastfeeding. I love it!
I am such an advocate for breastfeeding and cloth diapering that I tell even strangers, young mothers, and anyone with children all about the many benefits for her and her child. At the WIC office a young mother told me about her many mishaps in her early days. I encouraged her to try nursing again and she went to see the lactation consultant to see about building a supply again. Like I said "advocate".
It just fills my heart with joy that not only is my niece growing up and is going to be a mommy, but that she wants to be an all natural mommy. I am so proud of the young woman she has become and embrace that I am an inspiration to her. I welcome her questions and cannot wait to help her and teach her with breastfeeding and cloth diapering. Oh, it is so rewarding.
What inspires you? Or have you been an inspiration to someone else? I want to hear all about in the comments below.