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When I used to daydream about becoming a mother I thought I would be one of those moms that everyone would just shout and praise about. My kids and I would have a relationship like none other, my house would always be well maintained and well I would have everything well put together.
Then life happened……
I think that God gives us glimpses of what our reality is on occasion to remind us that His reality for our lives and our reality are two completely different things.
You see in my home I am not the fun loving mom. In fact I am the one that has to hand our instructions, chase them down for school and force them to eat their vegetables. There are days I hear harsh words spoken about me that sometimes I admit break my mom heart. There are even times that I simply can not stop something to adhere to a simply playtime request. This is my reality…
It doesn’t mean that not all my motherhood day dreams didn’t come true. My kids know without a doubt that I love them. They do feel as though I am here to help guide them whenever they need it. I am also one of the few constants that they have in their lives which has created a bond between us that is simply out of this world.
My home is never spotless and my dinners have been know to become a little well done. This is my reality. Yet, my home is not spotless because we are a busy group. We are constantly doing something together. After all making memories is far more important then making the cover of a housekeeping magazine.
Too often I second guess myself as a mother. I question the ways that I am doing things. After all I only have one shot to get everything right. Yet, in those moments of doubts I am reminded that God is guiding me all the way. He is here at the helm of our home making sure that I am fulfilling my role as their mother in a way that they need. Apparently more often times then not this seems to conflict with the ideas about motherhood that I had.
God is faithful to lead us as mothers to fill our children with what they need.
God is willing to guide us as mothers as long as we are willing to seek Him.
Our children will get everything they need from us as long as we continue to put Him in the center of our home.
God doesn’t need us to question ourselves. Instead He needs us to have faith.
Dear Momma Who Is Discouraged,
God knows your heart and He knows your desires. He is there with you through all the moments when you feel as though you are failing. He will be faithful to minister to both yours and your child’s needs. Know that just because your daydreamed mothering skills and your real life mothering skills may not always meet up, God is in complete control and knows what you both need.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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