What is it about moms that we think the entire weight of the world is on our shoulders? That's stinking heavy. 13,200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lb to be exact. (Thanks Google!) I get exhausted just having my 25lb toddler on my shoulders, the whole world is just too much. So what is it? Why do we feel like we must do it all alone? I think the main issue that most moms think too much. Yeah, shocking. We watch what everyone else is doing and think we can do it bigger and better.
Quit comparing yourself. Just quit. Stop it. Right now. You are perfect just the way you are. Just the way God created you. You are a fantastic Mom. You are beautiful and wonderfully made.
Take pride in your home, but don't beat yourself up if it's not "perfect" in the eyes of the world. Those people who seem to have it all together? I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. THEY DON'T. Go ask them. They have issues of their own. Struggles they face every day. Maybe their floors are clean, but I bet that hall closet is stuffed full of junk (mine sure is). Find what works for you. I guarantee you what works for the mom down the street that you adore, will not work for you. If cleaning your house every week works, do it. If you need to nap every day, do it. Figure out a method to help you and your family be the best you can be.
I sat in bed a few nights ago telling Brook how I needed to schedule our time better. Most days I feel like I barely have my head above water. And a schedule is going to fix that? Yeah right. I have two children under two. I struggle to remember to brush my teeth. (Oh man, I need to go brush my teeth.)
I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror and told myself I am a great mom. I will not let anyone tell me otherwise or treat me as less. I will not believe the lies that creep in. I will do the best I can for my family and not let myself be compared to others.
Be the best mom and wife you can be to your family. Don't allow yourself to believe the lies that you aren't good enough.
I hope you are encouraged my sweet friends. I love and cherish you all dearly!
Now, go have a fantastic day!!!