Thursday, August 6, 2015

YOU are exactly what your kids need

some days i feel such a burden for us. moms.
i'll be walking through target and just want to hug EACH mom i pass. because i know her heart is feeling all the same things that mine is. we love our kids. we want to spend our money wisely. but we want to get out of that store and onto the rest of our day. our hearts feel torn each moment between our own desires and our kids' desires. there's so much on our to-do lists. but their hearts are so much more precious than those lists. but those lists have to be gotten to sometime! a constant tension.

mom. YOU. yes, you.

stop doubting yourself. don't compare yourself to that mom you just walked past. or just saw on instagram. YOU are the mom God gave your children. it was no mistake. it is exactly like He designed it. be confident in that. love your kids. but also love yourself. they need to see that as much as they need to eat breakfast today.

we waste so much energy on questioning and doubting. our kids need us to use that energy to love, instead. ourselves AND them.

can you do that today? every time you're tempted to doubt or compare, choose love instead. even if it's just a thought in your head. try it. i love you and i'm so proud of you. i truly am!

6 comments:

Megan said...

Thanks for posting - I needed this today.

Kimberly Mattes said...

Oh gosh. I was that mom who wanted out of target at 5pm so badly yesterday and that was trying to be so patient through gritted teeth. Thanks for these words today.

Kimberly Mattes said...

Oh gosh. I was that mom who wanted out of target at 5pm so badly yesterday and that was trying to be so patient through gritted teeth. Thanks for these words today.

Kimberly Mattes said...

Oh gosh. I was that mom who wanted out of target at 5pm so badly yesterday and that was trying to be so patient through gritted teeth. Thanks for these words today.

Jill said...

Thanks. Need to read this post several times. Thank you for truth and encouragement.

Alessandra said...

Thank you for your words....I really really need it right now!
I'm so gratefull that a woman so far from me could give me so big help that I could cry.

p.s.sorry for my bad bad English :-)