Being a mom is hard, man. It’s good. Don’t get me wrong. But it’s hard.
There’s a lot of pressure to “get it right” all the time. And honestly, that’s just not possible. We are humans, and we are flawed. And our kids – they are tiny, flawed replicas of ourselves.
I was texting my big sister the other day, just talking about goofy things our kids have done, and she said, “These kids best be glad I love Jesus more than I love them.”
Isn’t that the truth!!!
To do this right – we need Jesus. To be the best mom and counselor and friend and coach and role model that we can be – we need Jesus. To love them right. For those moments when we want to flip our lid. For those moments when the aggravation is rising up. For those moments when our cool is no longer cool.
For those mom moments – we need Jesus. To guide us. To hold us. To keep us calm. To show our sometimes goofy-mistake-making-kids a love that keeps on loving.
Moms need Jesus.
“He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” Isaiah 40:11