We strive to teach our children truth, we nurture their hearts and minds, we make sure all their needs are met, and we keep them from danger. We work around the clock nonstop.
God has designed us to be strong and mighty for such a job as this. But He never intended for us to do parenting on our own. He is for us and with us. I’m glad He is, because I mess up.
There are moments that my patience runs out. I sometimes get angry too quickly. I can be a grumpy mommy when I feel overwhelmed. Sometimes I struggle with guilt for not being a better mom. I remember my worst Momma Moment happened when my six year old son was three.
Justin wanted to play with his Daddy in our basement while he was on a very important phone call. When I made Justin come upstairs he screamed at me and wouldn’t stop. I took him outside so my husband could finish his phone call in peace. While I supervised him through our front door with an open screen he continued to have a fit on our front porch. Somebody in our neighborhood was disturbed by this and called the police. I don’t think they knew that I was right there watching him.
After Justin calmed down a police officer showed up. I explained the situation and he understood. I was embarrassed and I felt like I had done something wrong. I struggled for weeks with this. Why did someone call the police? Am I a bad mom? Why couldn’t I get him to calm down? Should I have talked to him differently?
Looking back I realize how insecure I was. I didn’t do anything wrong. I had a three year old who didn’t get his way. This happens at this age.
Moms when we doubt ourselves we must remember that God knows and trusts us. He gave us our children.
He called you to be a Momma because He believes in you.
Don’t let a bad mommy moment get you down. You were created to be a parent.
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