Dear Christian Mom who feels weary, tired, and not good enough,
Guilty is probably the word you use. You feel guilty (all the time).
I know what it’s like — to feel the way you do.
You can’t seem to get anything right.
Sure there are those moments when things work out, the kids get along, you feel like you’re on the right track, but inevitably, the guilt creeps back in.
Nothing you do is ever enough.
You work too much; you don’t work hard enough.
You should spend more time with the kids, but you also need to find time for self-care — but is it selfish to want, need, long for me time???
And what if I’m spending too much time with the kids, and they don’t learn independence? Am I solving too many of their problems, hovering like the dreaded helicopter parent? Or maybe I’m not involved enough. Maybe I should be more like that mom over there. She seems to get it right, and her child looks so happy.
On and on we ping pong, bouncing from guilt to guilt.
You’re too strict, and too lenient.
You shouldn’t have responded that way.
Your thoughts are too negative or too positive — or just need to change, for crying out loud.
Even when you get something right, there is some hint of remorse or doubt or thoughts of how it could have been done differently.
Never enough is a heavy weight to carry.
Click over to For the Family to read the rest.
Then click on back to download the printable below to tuck in your journal or keep hang on the fridge to feast your mind on Truth
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