I think when we become a mom, we're under the impression that it's all lovey, dovey, piece of cake. It doesn't take long for you to realize it's anything but a fairy tale. At least, if you're being honest anyway. I know there are some moms out there that are always talking about how everything is perfect, couldn't be better. Personally, I don't buy it. But who knows, maybe they're just trying to speak it to existence!
Lately, with four kids, a husband that works non-stop, along with my job and trying to study for the CPA exam, I feel like my job as a mom is getting pushed to back burner. I. Hate. That. Let me tell you, when Satan knows a weakness in your armor, that's where he attacks. I've been having plenty of pity parties..you know the kind where if you would've just done this differently, life would be perfect right now. I'm constantly feeling pulled in 20 directions. To the point of just bursting into tears from the mom guilt of it all.
That is the reason I enrolled into this online study of "Am I Messing Up My Kids" by Lisa TerKeurst. I'm hoping that this study will help me re-align and realize that everything is going to be okay. And maybe, just maybe my kids will be okay.
My number one goal in life is to raise happy, healthy kids that love life and all it has to offer. I want them to look back at their childhood and be completely happy with all their memories. I know, that seems like a tall order. Reading the book, I came across a sentence that completely stuck with me. It was just what I needed.
"You are a good mom, my friend...even if like me you've had a few bad moments. You are exactly the mom God knew your children needed. Let's live in that truth today."
If I don't learn anything else from that study other than that sentence, it will be worth it to have participated. That's exactly what this momma needed to hear.