Friday, April 1, 2016

Far From A Perfect Mom

     This morning was a rough morning. The boys woke up early and grumpy in the middle of my Jesus time. Lo came first. Then within five minutes Luc was up too. I'm trying to journal my prayers and they're arguing and pushing, trying to sit practically in my lap. Luc won that fight. Lo gave up fighting Luc for a seat next to me a long time ago. The bickering continued until Lo and I left for school. I yelled. More than once. Lo and I barely spoke until we got to school. Then we said goodbye and headed our separate ways. 

felt terrible all day for yelling. And the disaster that our morning was. 

On the way home I told Lo how much I love him and how sorry I am for yelling. Then I asked for his forgiveness. 

His response brought me to tears. 

"Of course, I forgive you."

"You're not perfect mom, but you always try your best."

"I get mad at you, Mom, but when I'm not mad anymore and think over it, I realize you're right and I'm glad you don't let me do whatever I want." 

I mess so many things up as a mom, and yet God's grace and forgiveness is more than enough for each step of this journey.

I'm thankful for the privilege of being Lo and Luc's mom. And I'm thankful for God's wisdom and grace as we try to train them up in the Lord. Most of all I'm thankful that Jesus is more than enough for all of us. 

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

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