Tuesday, October 4, 2011

being a mom is hard

I'm going to take a one week break from my Creative God series, since I spent the afternoon in the principal's office. 

Oh, yeah, you read that right. I've never been to the principal's office because of anything I've done. But Bo had some issues at school today. Nothing huge. Just a little testing of authority. You know, because he thinks he's in charge.

But I have learned through all of this that I really hate disciplining my kids. I realize that I have to do it. But I hate it. I don't think it's that I think they won't love me, because I don't have those issues and I was disciplined. But it's way uncomfortable. way. 

And the realization that my kids...and I...are not perfect. I felt defeated leaving the school. I felt like a bad mom. {waves hand} Yup, that's me, the mom with the kid that pinches his teacher. criminy.

But I can't dwell on that...I'm putting that out of my mind. I am a good mom. I do have good kids. I'm proud of myself and them. But being a mom is hard. And it takes patience and knowledge and wisdom and knowing "this too will pass". 

So I'm saying a little prayer for the other moms out there. The ones that have had a bad day...or week. It's ok, we all have em.

Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven't stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you'll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.

Colossians 1:9-12 



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4 comments:

ashley said...

thanks for this. i'm passing it along to someone that i know needs to hear it today.

kinze said...

woohoo ... love. love colossians 1:9-12 thanks for sharing ... and if it makes you feel any better i got pulled aside at preschool last week because lyla hit the preschool instructor (yea like the principle of the preschool in other words) yup, so i feel that pain as if i've failed at being a mommy ... so this was so encouraging!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Thank you for this encouraging post....I so appreciate it...

The Arizona Russums said...

i am not a mom yet, but i know it is hard. and it's also such a noble job! you are a wonderful mom! :)

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