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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don't be so hard on yourself!

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Training children can often be an overwhelming task. It is by far the hardest thing I've ever attempted and a job that refines my character every day. I often feel that I'm failing in many areas. I know that God had prepared me for this calling and daily gives me the strength and grace to get through. Sometimes that's a little tough to remember when you're in the trenches.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, let's see the glass as half-full. Keep a list of what you do in a day to serve and train your children. Dieters often write down every bite to have a realistic view of how much they're eating. It is encouraging to keep a tally (even if only mental) of how deep and broad the task of mothering.

Guess what? I bet you stop counting by breakfast because you'll realize just how much you're doing to make a difference in those beloved ones' lives!


  1. Were you posting this for me? Did my kids call? :) Just teasin'! As always, words of wisdom my friend.

  2. very, very true! Some days it is easier than others to feel good as a mom. I also realize that the fruit of my labor will truly be evident as they become adults. Thanks for your words -