I was reminded the other night of some things I had forgotten as a mother.
It is easy to “romanticize” motherhood when you get older and the kids are grown and gone. It is easy to remember all the “good” times and pretend like you really had it altogether…all the time.
I did not.
Nor will I pretend I did.
Being a MOM is a tough job. I remember those days that I had some how tucked away in the far recesses of my mind. I remember when I thought I was a failure as a mother.
I remember thinking I was ruining my children by homeschooling them, not letting them play video games more than one hour a night, making them do chores, sometimes yelling at them in a loud voice when they wouldn’t listen, not letting them listen to certain kinds of music or watching certain television programs….need I go on?
Many days things didn’t go “as planned” and I thought I was a failure. I thought I was failing them.
Failures all the way around!
MOM, your job is important. The days that you do well to get from your pajamas into a pair of sweats, sweatshirt and a bra….that is ok. I always have believed that is actually “getting dressed” anyway! The days that you don’t get the house cleaned and picked up before your mother in law comes over for dinner…that is ok. She was a mom once, remember?
God created you for a purpose. God believed in you, and He still does. You are raising little humans. Little humans that turn into big humans. You are doing a good job.
Have you ever watched live video footage of the momma eagle sitting on her nest? Watch it. It is completely mesmerizing. Why? And what is she doing? Is she scurrying around trying to keep the nest looking good? Nope, she is just tending to her eggs. She is just being what God created her to be..a mom.
(There are many to see, this is just one I found to watch) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sauces-cam
Resting in who she is and resting in her purpose.
And that is all you have to do. No more pretending. Just be. You are so loved.
1 John 4:19 ”We love because he first loved us.”
IN CHRIST ALONE
*google image, NIV Bible, ustream.tv, pixabay