It’s safe to say that being a mommy is one of the easiest ways to reveal your true character.
I am constantly reminded at how selfish I am.
At how I fall short of the 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.
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?
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.
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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