I enjoyed reading all the comments from last Friday’s post about ways that motherhood has surprised you. As I read through the stories of mommy guilt, worry, and the physical and emotional exhaustion of trying to be a perfect mom while being acutely aware that there is no such thing, I felt a connection with each and every woman. I also know there are hundreds of women who share the same exact feelings, but didn’t take time to post – probably because they were too busy with mom duties!
But I think it serves as an important reminder that us moms and grandmoms need to stick together. Pray for each other. Support each other. Reach out to each other when we see another mom struggling with colicky babies or rebelling teens, rather than judging their maternal skills or decisions. If the enemy has a band of Christ following moms across this country, who are strong individually and even stronger in unity, his efforts to grab the hearts of the next generation will be thwarted.
Motherhood is a high calling for sure and doing our best in God’s strength is all He expects us to do. His calling is not for perfection, just perseverance.
The winner of Jill Savage’s new book, No More Perfect Moms, is Judy, who posted on February 15th at 1:32pm. If you are the winner please send me your full name and mailing address.
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