We all strike out as mothers. We are far from perfect. We will fail over and over again. I do it all the time. I will admit, it’s really, really hard for me not to go into full-on lunatic mode when Eli decides to use a bowl full of cereal as a basketball hoop. I can’t help the words that might possibly come out of my mouth as milk flies all over the bedroom and into the carpet of his brother’s bedroom floor.
And the cereal wasn’t supposed to be in there in the first place.
A friend and rock star mom once reminded me that thankfully, we are still human. We will mess up. Daily. But God forgives us and our children will forgive us too.
This deep love for our children should resemble The Creator’s own love for us. The only difference is, we are not perfect.
But there is always another ballgame. There is always another do-over.
I don’t know how we do it without Jesus and I am so grateful that we don’t have to. When we love our children in the way that Jesus loves us, with a heart that will teach them, care for them, nurture them, and discipline them, it can make all of the hard things doable.
God’s got our back, the closer we walk with God, the better parents we will all be. Make your family God-centered.
Enclose them with His word.
Cover them fully with His love.
The Devil won’t know what to think.
About the Author
Paige Tucker is a wife to Landon, a mom to her sons Brady and Eli, a school literacy specialist, and freelance writer in Richmond, Virginia. She enjoys sharing about her growing faith on her blog Dear Paige.