These three bring me so much joy yet the reality is parenting them is the most challenging thing I have done or will ever do. They each came with their beautifully unique personalities and learning to bridge hearts with each of them is something I aim to do on a daily basis but am not always successful at doing. I don’t share a lot about parenting because the stories I have are not just mine to share, they are their stories too. In 15 years or so I’ll put together a book about these years to encourage others😊
Until then I will walk beside you as I learn and grow as a Mom. I will also share nuggets of wisdom I learn along the way that encourage me, in hopes they encourage you too.
This morning I heard a song and it’s lyrics really captured my heart.
“It's so unusual it's frightening
You see right through the mess inside me
And you call me out to pull me in
You tell me I can start again
And I don't need to keep on hiding
I'm fully known and loved by You
You won't let go no matter what I do
And it's not one or the other
It's hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be known fully known and loved by You” - @taurenwells
Though the song is about God’s love for me, it reminds me of who I need to be as a Mom; a reflection of God’s love to my children. I want my children to know that they are fully known, loved and there is nothing they can say or do that changes my love for them. And offer them ridiculous grace as they learn and grow into the person they were made to be.
If you too are a parent, I invite you to join me to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
May we read these words and absorb them. May we see the truth in how God loves us, and may we aim to be a reflection of His love to our children today. And when we have hard moments and wish there was a do over available, may we remember there is ridiculous grace waiting for us too.
With love and hope,