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Has mothers we have times where we are in what seems to be an endless cycle of to-dos. Often times we struggle to do that endless to-do list because we feel we must be perfect. After all who wants to show signs of weakness.
I myself have acquired an image. I am the lady at Church who has 4 children. I seem to be able to keep my home together as well as my many Church obligations. What those people don’t see are the late nights spent preparing for all that needs to be done. Nor do they see all the struggles I go through to try to get everything ready. All they see are the finished product of me and 4 smiling children in our Sunday best.
Those in my home seem to think I am super mom. The home is maintained and the children are cared for plus the 2 extra little ones I keep in the afternoons. We won’t even count the endless amount of children that come in and out of my back door on a regular basis. You don’t want to pick up your laundry it’s ok mom will do it because she has nothing else to do. Don’t want to do your chores no problem if left undone long enough it will drive mom crazy and she will do it. Want to steal the tv while mom is watching it no worries mom doesn’t mind. What my family doesn’t know is that behind this smile is a mom who is afraid that she is going to fail. That I will at some point miss out on teaching them a life lesson.
As a blogger, I come across as one who as all the answers. But I don’t!! I am just sharing things I am reminded or learning myself. I am strictly writing to you all as a friend and nothing more. My ways are not your ways.
I say all this to stress the point that we all have inner struggles. Whether you are the lady in the Church who always seems to always look so put together and never comes to Church looking like a mess. The mother who you go visit during a playdate who never seems to get frazzled with the children. The best friend who always seems to never be to busy for that “I need you” phone call. Or that blogger who always seems to encourage you, give you food for thought and actually makes you smile during your time of need.
Take just a few moments out of your day today to encourage one of these women you look up to. I can be a phone call, a letter or even a FB shout out. Cause I can assure you that those who look like they have it all together and have all the answers need just as much encouragement as the rest of us.
Until next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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