In high school through my early married years I did a good amount of babysitting. There were a lot of people that told me, “You will make a wonderful mother!” or something along that line. I took it as a compliment. Now I know that it is very different to be a mother 24/7/365.
I want to be that textbook perfect, never ruffled, mother with a beautiful house; but it just doesn’t work that way for me.
Here’s an excerpt from Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer’s post titled Grace 101. She makes some points that I really related to. Like this one [even though I only have 3 children]:
It’s episodes like this one that most frequently drive me to my knees after the fact, asking, “Really, God? Was it really a good idea to make a hot-head like me the mother of four children? Will I ever respond with even a fraction of the grace you have shown me?”
Sometimes I think I manage things fine. Then sometimes I know in my head what I should do, but it doesn’t happen.
I think I might get the hang of it by the time my children are ready to move out. Maybe.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Sarah at Real Life has a good article somewhat related to this one. Click here to read her post What did you get done today?
Related Posts: Worth of a Stay at Home Wife and Mother , Worth of a Stay at Home Wife