You Do Not Have To Be Perfect To Be A Good Parent.


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All the trees are different and together they make a good picture. Maybe not what one may consider a perfect picture. But a good picture is good enough. You are good enough too even when things do not come together perfectly. Lisa

Hi and welcome to my post about parenting. We do not have to be perfect to be a good mom. This post is for you if you struggle with wanting to be perfect and feeling like a failure. I understand because I struggle in this area and I am learning to be more realistic with my own expectations for my family and myself.

Parenting is not about doing everything right all the time and having it all together every moment of the day. We want to do things well and not fail. It’s hard to mess up and get back up. Yet we do. Why? Because being a Mom is an important job and we have too. We want our children to be successful and we realize as Moms that this is our responsibility.

There are no perfect days and there are no perfect mommas. Good moms don’t always show up on time nor have patience to answer her little ones questions nicely. Good moms don’t always smile or sing a happy song, but at the end of her day she gives thanks to God who sees it all and understands.

Why do we judge ourselves and others so harshly when it comes to parenting matters? All we can do is our best and rest in God’s amazing grace each and every day. Goodness comes by serving others and treating one another like you want to be treated. Moms who help each other laugh a lot more.

Being a Mom has many ups and downs. It’s the hardest job ever. We plan, organize, prepare, pray and our days still do not always turn out sunny side up. A matter a fact our Momma days often end in exhaustion, heart break, and an ocean of tears.

Let’s stop condemning ourselves for being messy, emotional and tired. Instead let’s thank God for giving us strength to carry our children’s little tired feet up to their bed when we are too tired to stand on our own.

At last forgive yourself and accept the fact that a good parent is not always going to feel good about how their day ends.   However, a good mom will be thoughtful enough to show up the next day with courage and be intentional to rise above the storms with God on her side.

God is on our side and He will carry us through.

Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

My friends I struggle when I make mistakes and I beat myself up. I’m learning that God loves me too much for this. He loves all of us so much and He Cares. Knowing that God cares about me when I struggle with motherhood helps me rest and put my hope in Him.   Take some time today and refresh yourself in God’s arms. He wants to comfort you. Thanks for meeting me today and reading my post. Please leave a comment if you’d like. I’d love to hear from you.

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Socks may not perfectly match. That’s not a big deal to my four year old. They are good enough. They keep feet warm and reach her knees. Purple and Pink are her favorite colors. It is all good. Not everything has to be perfect. It is ok that Momma Lisa could not find matching socks for her daughter to wear today. It is not really that important is it?

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2 thoughts on “You Do Not Have To Be Perfect To Be A Good Parent.

  1. Visiting from #RaRaLink up. As a mom of a 17 year old, I realize I’m still singing this song! Letting go when I’m not perfect, praying, asking for God’s help, gets me through my days, and 17 almost 18 years. I dread the empty nest soon, too, the mistakes I made faded away, and the imperfections of parenting melded into the whole of God’s love, the blessings of parenting shining, and almost 6′ tall son I know loves and appreciates me. I bless you on this journey, and thank you for your beautiful, heartfelt post!

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