Ever feel like you are nailing this parenting thing? You know those days where you made it without completely losing your mind. Your child listened and followed directions, you did art time, song time, taught them a thing or two, made lunch, all while managing to not flip out on anyone or have any sort of emotional breakdown. A day where you are sad to lay them down for bed because you had such a great time with them that you just want to soak up every second that you can?
I had a day like this once… I think.
But – more times than not, I lose it at least once. I know this doesn’t set me up to be “parent of the year” and certainly not SAHM of the year. Most days I mess up most things. Most days I feel like I have NO IDEA what in the world I’m doing. Most days I wonder how much counseling my kids are going to need if they ever survive this. Most days I question my sanity and wonder how they let me leave the hospital with these kids.
Jaxon throwing a fit because I had the audacity to go to the bathroom.
On days when I feel like I can’t get one thing right or anything right at all and I feel like everything I do is the complete WRONG thing, when I feel like my child will never learn to be the kind, considerate, person I keep trying to shape him to be, when I feel like I will never get the hang of this momming thing, there are tiny sparkling moments throughout the day to remind me that its going to be okay.
Its amazing how HUGE a difference such a tiny moment can make in this mommy’s day. All I need is one hug, one kiss, one kind action, one moment of listening and following directions, a new thing learned, a tiny milestone, a helpful moment, a silent moment (especially this one😉). Just ONE of any of these things can melt my hardened heart. They can melt my anger, selfishness, frustration, weariness, insecurities, and doubts. When all that melts away, all that remains is love. LOVE for this tiny human who has such a hold on me. Who has this power over me to bring out my best despite my worst.
He really does love his sister
In those moments I am reminded not only how much I love my wonderful and amazing children but also how the Lord feels that same (BUT MUCH GREATER) love for me and for you! It doesn’t matter how far we fall, how many mistakes we make, how many times we should’ve driven Him crazy, His grace for us exceeds what we could ever imagine. He loves us. He sits patiently waiting for us to realize our need for Him and He longs to help us.
In tough moments be encouraged and know that you are not alone. You were specifically chosen to be the mommy to your kiddos. There is no one else more qualified or who could do this job like you! God called you to your kids and He will help you when you ask!
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4:16
Prayer: Lord, I pray for every mom out there that is feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. Every mom who feels so lonely and inadequate. I pray you would encourage her and send deep friendships into her life to lift her up and love her. I pray you would give her peace and comfort knowing you are by her side. Fill her mind with Your truth and dissolve the lies the enemy tries to get her to believe. Give her the strength she needs. Lead her in Your love and grace. Help her to become the mom You have called her to be and to be able to walk in that confidently. Amen.
Action: Reach out to another mommy this week. Let her know she’s not alone. Encourage her. Pray for her. Show up at her door (with a heads up) with a venti iced white mocha with coconut milk and toffee nut. Show her that you are there. This will bless her which in return will bless you far greater then you would expect!
Love you girls!
Let’s take on life together. 💕