31 Days to Embracing Motherhood

31 Days Embracing Motherhood: When It’s All About Perspective

You know how you’ll have a really good day as a mom or homemaker or employee or all of the above and you’ll get so much done (like canning 8 jars of apple butter and folding three loads of laundry) and feel really good about your accomplishments and you’ll put your kids to bed with a kiss and lie down and thank God for His grace that got you through the day and then–
then the next day happens.

Today was my next day.

Tonight I really needed grace.  Tonight I violated the “no-yelling” day we were having. I got impatient.  I got grouchy.  I got overwhelmed.

But you know what?

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.

At least not yet.

That’s the thing about motherhood–I’m going to make mistakes.  I’m going to mess up.  I’m not always going to get it right and I’m not always going to have the patience of Job.

okay, I’m never going to have the patience of Job.

But I’m going to get up tomorrow and do it again and try again and love again and be grateful (and frustrated) again…
because that’s what motherhood is.  It’s a fumble through the dark to rock a crying baby, stub your toe on a toy, acceptance of messy bathrooms and sticky counters, begging prayer for sleep, endurance love.

Please, Lord, give me rest for tonight and more grace for tomorrow.

For all the 31 Days posts on embracing these choppy waters of motherhood, click here.


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