You've had one of those days, right?
Me too. And, especially for those days, it is time to give ourselves a little grace.
Grace for Those Mommying Days:
- I will grasp the truth that the moment I became Mommy, I traded in my perfect house for an authentic, lived in, loved on home.
- My success as a mommy is not wrapped up in clean dishes, clean clothes, or clean children, rather in children who are secure in the love of their mommy and her Jesus.
- God gave these children to me, knowing that they were perfectly created to expose my weaknesses - the very weaknesses that God's power is perfected through.
- I will remember that this life is a vapor when my child is making her 100th excuse at bedtime, and I will hold her a little closer knowing today is a gift and tomorrow is not promised.
- I will get on the floor and tickle and laugh and build block castles; I will forget the telephone, the computer, and the to-do list momentarily, for I know that childhood is a season and someday I will miss this.
- I will purpose to see Jesus in the middle of the mess and share Him tangibly with each child - this season of soft-tender hearts is brief.
- My apologies will come quickly when I lose my temper, mess up, and fall short; children need to see that Mommy is human and humble and values how she treats them.
- I will invite my children to laugh and be silly and dance and be wild, because this one beautiful life should be lived with crazy joy.
- I will embrace the moment, looking past the chaos, and reflecting on the beauty in the here and now.
- I will always, always, always say I love you and mean it.
Go on Mommy, give yourself grace. Jesus already has.