God is so great! He knew the exact mom I would need to help to mold me into the person that He wanted me to be. Growing up, my mom was tough on me. She never allowed me to use my scars as an excuse. Anytime I tried, she reminded me that I can do anything. As an adult, when things get hard for me, I can still hear her voice of strength and encouragement and feel her love.
Being a mom is the most challenging job that I have ever had. My heart desires to do a great job and to raise respectful, loving, kind, compassionate, amazing children. Honestly, I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. I go to God so many times and ask Him to help me. God reminds me time and time again to just love them.
When I love them, then I am not judging them. My love covers them in prayers every day. My love wants them to succeed and cries with them when they fail. My love tells them about God and then turns them over to God because He knows what they need. He sent His Son to die for my children. God loves them more than I do. Knowing that truth sets my heart free. I don’t have to be a perfect mom or to try to raise perfect kids. I just need to be a loving mom.
My kids will mess up at times and make mistakes. During this time, I can be mad at them and punish them, or I can show them about grace and unconditional love. As a mom, I don’t need approval from the world. I just need the love of my children. When we can walk in God’s unconditional love, then that’s all we need.
For my kid’s birthdays, I put Happy Birthday sticky notes all over the house. When I woke up this morning, my kids had put Happy Mother’s Day sticky notes all over the house. It was a reminder to me that they are watching me. And the love behind their precious sticky notes brought me to tears. Every day I hope I can be the kind of my mom they need and love them as God loves them.
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