Even as a professional mom with a lot of experience, I am unsure as to what to do more often than I’d like to admit. It’s so easy to give advice to others on how to raise their children when you’re not the one handling it, but when you’re the one in charge, parenting isn’t as simple as it looks.
Or maybe I’m just tired haha.
Regardless if you find parenting easy or not so much, there is a way to get through tough days.
When you make a 21-hour drive across the country to see your new grandbaby, stay with inlaws with your large family, help your exhausted daughter who just had a 19 hour labor and emergency c-section late into the night several nights a week, while having to take care of low blood sugar at 2:30am with your diabetic 6-year old, it makes one question her ability to not only handle mommy hood but makes one wonder if she even knows what the heck she’s doing and why.
Although there are many details in the above scenario left untold and many blessings about this that I can’t even begin to describe, I often marvel how a person can manage all that is required of a good mom.
But it’s possible. It may be messy and imperfect but that’s ok.
Isaiah 40:28-31: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
No matter what life brings-hope in the Lord. That is the important key to being a good mom. And watch God do incredible things.
By the way- our daughter texted this morning while we were packing and getting ready to head back to Missouri and thanked us and said she felt so loved. Parenting win!
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