Sometimes I get to thinking I am no the Mom I would like to be. There are so many ways I could improve and yet I am doing my best to be the best Mom I can be. When I imagine the ideal Mom these are some thoughts that come to my mind: (Not in any particular order)
- Patient always.
- Sings lullabies and songs with children.
- Reads books and spends time teaching children.
- Has time to home school and do all the other things needed to make a household function.
- Cares for oneself and looks lovely.
- Has a good relationship with husband- makes time for date nights.
- Has a growing relationship with God.
- A mother in prayer for the salvation and spiritual growth of her children.
- Knows how to creatively discipline and meet each child’s individual needs.
- Cooks well balanced meals that everyone eats.
- Sews, knits and makes all kinds of handmade goodies and gifts.
My list could go on and on. There are so many little quirks to these that I am not doing, and so many that I am working on.
I am continually desiring to be a better Mom. Yet so often I am tired, worn out and stressed. Being 25 weeks pregnant my back often hurts and I feel so tired I just want to lay down. Sometimes I do just that- then my kids play next to me and we are all happy.
In my quest to become a better Mom, God is continually speaking to my heart. Lately I have been meditating on these verses:
Romans 5: 3-5 (New Living Translation)
How encouraging to know that God is using ever trial I face as a Mom to make me the person He desires. And what a blessing to know that the Holy Spirit dwelling in me is proof of God’s love for and in me.