Friday, June 28, 2013
No perfect mom
I love to blog and enjoy sharing thoughts and experiences with anyone interested in hearing. I don't try portray myself as a perfect mom, on the contrary, I know I'm a piece of work. Daily my prayer is to be a better mom and to have much more patience. Some of you may know that I have two full grown adult children and starting all over again has not been an easy road.
I home school my children so I'm pretty much around them twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. So again I pray for lots and lots of patience. I have to think before I start yelling and work to re-create words that help and not hurt. This takes lots of prayer.
Why am I writing this? Being an avid reader means I read lots of blogs. Most of the time I get the impression that other moms are perfect, maybe even faultless. It makes me feel like I'm not such a good mom because I don't do all the things I read about or feel all the ways that other moms feel. I feel burned out a lot.
Then I decided that being a good mom did not mean being perfect but rather it means being the best mom I can be. Again, this is why I pray so much, I know I need God to help me. I could not do this without Him. So be encouraged and know that there's no perfect mom, no such creature exists.
Now I look at the kids to see if they are smiling. I look to see if they are happy. When I mess up I'm quick to say I'm sorry. I'm quick to offer a hug and a kiss and lots of reassurance.
I may not be a perfect mom but I'm getting better everyday. That's what it's all about!
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