February 13, 2020

Oh man. Life lately. So crazy.

There’s so much I want to say and share, but haven’t had the time and energy. The girls get all my energy and attention, and even then, I feel like I’m failing at giving them that undivided attention. Big family problems, I suppose.

Things I want to grow in… more silliness with them. I need to let loose more. Gotta find that balance of the routine scheduled mom that I am and the chill mom they need me to be also.

Also, I need to grow in doubling the encouragement. It goes back to that uber disciplined mom that I am, and wanting to make sure everything gets done, and we stay on schedule, so it feels like I’m barking orders. I need to double the encouragement. Remember that, Ruby.

Last thing, I need to slow down my hurried heart and enjoy these days. Yeah, life is full and it’s going fast, but darn it, Ruby… slow down. They’re only little once.

Fortunately, through all my failures and obvious need for improvement, I’m thankful that there is grace from Jesus and from my kids. They don’t benefit from having a perfect mom, but they will benefit from a mom that clings to the cross of Christ, a mom that repents regularly and trusts Christ continually. Jesus, you are my hope and righteousness. Help me in these quick and busy season of raising kids. Amen.

3 comments on “RAISING KIDS”

  • Danyl S Grose says:

    I needed your post today (said mom of 2 boys age 12 & 10). Thanks! Happy Valentine’s Day

  • Loni says:

    Thank you for sharing, I struggle with the same things (trying to get things done while still having time to stop and play with my girls). I would love to have a big family, you are helping me prepare for the challenges. And most of all, I love that you share your faith so openly! Blessings, Loni

  • Jessica says:

    Moms have to struggle with so many things in this life. When I was a girl things were complicated. When I’m a mom, things are much more complicated but happy at times. Thank you for sharing this story. You are a great mom

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