Mama, I am talking to you.
Sometimes I think you are too hard on yourself.
We’ve all got growth areas, of course
but I am talking about the beating
we give ourselves when things
stray from perfect.
I don’t need to give a bunch of examples…
you get it.
Here’s what I have to keep telling myself:
There’s always going to be a gap
between perfect and reality.
A L W A Y S.
But there are still days I give myself a verbal lashing.
Moments when I am more brutal to myself
than I would ever be to another mom.
We can be so cruel to ourselves.
When we demand perfection from
and our loved ones
we demean, frustrate and make hope and grace
I don’t want to live in a place
that is void of grace and hope.
Nothing grows there except contempt
and once it gets going its hard to weed out.
Let’s give grace
What is it that you are holding on to right now?
Where did reality enter in and
tear your expectations out by the roots?
Choose grace, mama.
Forgive those you love.
Don’t let contempt take root
and instead, remember that
there will always be a gap
between reality and perfection
and that fact…
does not make you a bad mom.
Searching For Kindling:
Where do you need to extend some grace to yourself? Go ahead, don’t be shy. We all need grace.