The thing I need most from my kids

It’s safe to say that being a mommy is one of the easiest ways to reveal your true character.lifelately (4)

I am constantly reminded at how selfish I am.

At how I fall short of the standard.

My standard.

I want to be a better mom.

What does that even mean?

I know what it means for me.

It means that I want to be more patient. When my toddler drops a plateful of pasta on the ground and then lays on top of it so she won’t have to clean it up, I want to be able to graciously love her.

I want to be more kind. When my infant grabs pieces of my hair and yanks them until they fall out while he is nursing, I want to be kind and look into his eyes with adoration. Instead, I grind my teeth and try to free my locks from his death grip.

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At the end of the day, I am tired. I am weary. As I make my way back into their room and gaze into their sleeping faces, I wonder; how can I possibly get frustrated at these two angels?

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I need God’s grace and I am so grateful that He gives it to me in the form of these precious ones. Each day, they wake up and greet me with a smile. All my imperfections from yesterday have been forgotten. I have learned that the thing I need the most from my kids, is their grace. Amazingly, it is something they are so free to give me.

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May I make each day all that it can be, may I love my children with as much as in my heart and may I give grace even an ounce as much as I receive.


Can you resonate with this at all? Am I the only mama who feels the desperate need for grace?


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    • Beauty for ashes says:

      I don’t know, I think it is sweeter when they run up to you and grab your leg while yelling “I yuv you mommy!”. That kinda melts my heart!

  1. Julie S. says:

    Those are great goals! Of course we get upset at them and I think that is normal and natural. Patience isn’t something everyone has a lot of, but we do our best, right? Take care!

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Thank you for the encouragement! You are right, we do our best. Some days I do better than others, and those days should be celebrated!

  2. Pary Moppins says:

    I am so thankful for grace every day! Grace in my marriage, grace in my parenting, every time I fall short, I am thankful for grace. 🙂

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