Being a mom is hard. It starts out with the physical changes that your body goes through and continues as you try to figure out how to take care of a tiny human. I know I often feel alone or unsure if I’m doing things correctly.
I believe the internet can be a huge help, but it can also cause a lot of pressure. Sometimes I see posts on Facebook of other moms who seem to have it all together. Or I read a Blog about a mom who can do it all.
There are so many opinions out there that it makes my head swim. Who do you trust? What do you listen to? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself lately.
I also feel like I don’t do enough or I don’t do right things. I feel like if I don’t start something at the right time it’s going to leave my child developmentally behind or hinder him in some way.
But as I write this post, and think about all these things I realize that at the end of the day the most important thing is that my child is fed, clean, and loved. All the other things will come when they need to, and we will all make mistakes.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23
Now I know this verse is not speaking about child-raising, but it is talking about how as humans we are not perfect, we are Fallen because of sin and are in desperate need of a savior. This verse is an encouragement to me as a mother and as a woman of God because it reminds me that I cannot be perfect that I am only made clean by the grace of God.
It reminds me that I will not do everything in life perfectly, but with God’s help I can raise my child to know him and to hopefully one day surrender to him and follow him all the days of his life. Because that is the greatest goal as a mom in this life to see my children follow Christ.