This whole motherhood thing, doesn’t come with an instruction manual, and that’s because there is not one right way to do it. Why? Because God gave those sweet little babies to YOU, not another mama. He gave them to YOU. And YOU my sweet friend are the only one who can love them as God intended. And that, mama is a beautiful blessing.
What does that even mean? When people say it, do they even realize what they’re saying? Perfect.. Schm-erfect — there is NO SUCH THING as a perfect mom, nor will there ever be, so stop trying!
So stop, mama... I beg you... please stop! Those life moments you see as you scroll are merely highlights -- the perfect highlights. The highlights she wants the world to see, not the ones she doesn't. Underneath it all, she's just like you and I: Scattered most days, unsure of how she'll make it through and a cup of coffee away from complete madness.
You see, the second we start to look at the "inevitable" as "what's meant to be" our stress slowly starts to melt away. Because when it comes down to it, we can't control what's going to happen. We can only control how we react to it, and that's the most important part. Why? Because it ultimately sets the tone for how we conduct ourselves as a person.. a wife.. a mom... an employee. When you let these "inevitable things" get to you, they will. And, they will ruin you! It's a never-ending cycle really because these things will continue to happen.
If you don’t feel at peace keep praying! Fear is expecting the Devil to move. Peace is expecting God to move.
Stop worrying about what Facebook supermom is doing and DO YOU! Let her clean the house from top to bottom each week. Let her feed the kids a home cooked meal 3 times a day. Let her dress herself + her kids in perfectly matching outfits with a bow a top. That's what works FOR HER and NOT YOU! And, you know what?! That's ok! Your to-do list doesn't have to mimic hers — and it shouldn't because YOU are not HER.
We're all in the same boat here. Working each day to steer our "crazy" on the right path... a path of compassion and love for those journeying through life alongside us.
We’re never quite sure what this life will throw at us. But, there’s one thing you can always count on and that’s faith. We always, always have our faith to lean on! Faith in God. And… Faith in yourself. But, as many of us know all too well, it’s not always easy to have faith [...]